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Proverbs 26:25

    Proverbs 26:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When he speaks fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When he says fair words, have no belief in him; for in his heart are seven evils:

    Webster's Revision

    When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart:

    World English Bible

    When his speech is charming, don't believe him; for there are seven abominations in his heart.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When he speaketh fair, believe him not; for there are seven abominations in his heart:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26:25

    When he speaketh fair - For there are such hypocrites and false friends in the world.

    Believe him not - Let all his professions go for nothing.

    For there are seven abominations in his heart - That is, he is full of abominations.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 26:25

    Seven abominations - Compare Proverbs 26:16 note. Here "seven" retains, perhaps, its significance as the symbol of completeness. Evil has, as it were, gone through all its work, and holds its accursed Sabbath in the heart in which all things are "very evil."