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

“A person who hates.” Some versions, commentators, and lexicons (cp. HALOT), 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.


Commentary for: Proverbs 26:24