A person who hates disguises himself with his lips,
but he harbors deceit in his inner being; Bible see other translations

“A person who hates.” Some versions, commentators, and lexiconsa see this phrase as meaning, “an enemy” (cp. NAB; NIV2011; Douay-Rheims; NRSV). People who hate others, and enemies, often disguise the truth by lying.

“harbors deceit.” The literal Hebrew is “places deceit,” but in this context, it means to harbor deceit.

Cp. Koehler and Baumgartner, HALOT Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon.

Commentary for: Proverbs 26:24