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A righteous person hates a deceptive word,
but a wicked person will become a stench and display his shame. Bible other translations

“become a stench.” This is a graphic and idiomatic way to say that wicked people will be hated (cp. HALOT Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon). Wicked people stink to the righteous. Interestingly, righteous people stink to the wicked (2 Cor. 2:16).


Commentary for: Proverbs 13:5

 
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