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Proverbs 6:16

    Proverbs 6:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Six things are hated by the Lord; seven things are disgusting to him:

    Webster's Revision

    There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:

    World English Bible

    There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There be six things which the LORD hateth; yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:

    Definitions for Proverbs 6:16

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 6:16

    These six - doth the Lord hate -

    1. A proud look - exalted eyes; those who will not condescend to look on the rest of mankind.

    2. A lying tongue - he who neither loves nor tells truth.

    3. Hands that shed innocent blood, whether by murder or by battery.

    4. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations - the heart that fabricates such, lays the foundation, builds upon it, and completes the superstructure of iniquity.

    5. Feet that be swift in running to mischief - he who works iniquity with greediness.

    6. A false witness that speaketh lies - one who, even on his oath before a court of justice, tells any thing but the truth.

    Seven are an abomination unto him - נפשו naphsho, "to his soul." The seventh is, he that soweth discord among brethren - he who troubles the peace of a family, of a village, of the state; all who, by lies and misrepresentations, strive to make men's minds evil-affected towards their brethren.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 6:16

    A new section, but not a new subject. The closing words, "he that soweth discord" (Proverbs 6:19, compare Proverbs 6:14), lead us to identify the sketch as taken from the same character. With the recognized Hebrew form of climax (see Proverbs 30:15, Proverbs 30:18, Proverbs 30:24; Amos 1:1-15; 2; Job 5:19), the teacher here enumerates six qualities as detestable, and the seventh as worse than all (seven represents completeness), but all the seven in this instance belong to one man, the man of Belial Proverbs 6:12.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 6:16

    6:16 Hate - Above many other sins which have a worse name in the world.