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Proverbs 26:24–26

24  He that hateth ||kdissembleth with his lips,

And layeth up deceit within him;

25  lWhen he speaketh fair, believe him not:

For there are yseven abominations in his heart.

26  Whose ||hatred is covered by deceit,

His wickedness shall be mshewed nbefore the whole congregation.

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Proverbs 26:24–26 — The New International Version (NIV)

24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,

but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them,

for seven abominations fill their hearts.

26 Their malice may be concealed by deception,

but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — English Standard Version (ESV)

24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips

and harbors deceit in his heart;

25 when he speaks graciously, believe him not,

for there are seven abominations in his heart;

26 though his hatred be covered with deception,

his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — New Living Translation (NLT)

24 People may cover their hatred with pleasant words,

but they’re deceiving you.

25 They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them.

Their hearts are full of many evils.

26 While their hatred may be concealed by trickery,

their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

24 He who hates, disguises it with his lips,

And lays up deceit within himself;

25 When he speaks kindly, do not believe him,

For there are seven abominations in his heart;

26 Though his hatred is covered by deceit,

His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — New Century Version (NCV)

24 Those who hate you may try to fool you with their words,

but in their minds they are planning evil.

25 People’s words may be kind, but don’t believe them,

because their minds are full of evil thoughts.

26 Lies can hide hate,

but the evil will be plain to everyone.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips;

But he layeth up deceit within him:

25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not;

For there are seven abominations in his heart:

26 Though his hatred cover itself with guile,

His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him: 25 when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26 Though his hatred is covered by dissimulation, his wickedness shall be made manifest in the congregation.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

24 Whoever is filled with hate disguises it with his speech, 

but inside he holds on to deceit. 

25 When he talks charmingly, do not trust him 

because of the seven disgusting things in his heart. 

26 His hatred is deceitfully hidden, 

but his wickedness will be revealed to the community. 

Proverbs 26:24–26 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

24 A hateful person disguises himself with his speech

and harbors deceit within.

25 When he speaks graciously, don’t believe him,

for there are seven abominations in his heart.

26 Though his hatred is concealed by deception,

his evil will be revealed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

24 An enemy dissembles in speaking

while harboring deceit within;

25 when an enemy speaks graciously, do not believe it,

for there are seven abominations concealed within;

26 though hatred is covered with guile,

the enemy’s wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

24 On his lips, an enemy will pretend,

but inside he will harbor deceit.

25 When he makes his voice gracious, do not believe him,

for seven abominations are in his heart.

26 Though hatred is covered with guile,

its evil will be exposed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

24 Someone who wants to hurt you uses his words to hide his hatred.

But his heart is full of lies that cover up his evil plans.

25 What a person says can be charming. But don’t believe him.

Seven things that God hates can fill that person’s heart.

26 Hatred can be hidden by lies.

But what is evil will be shown to everyone.

Proverbs 26:24–26 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

24 He who hates disguises it with his lips,

But he lays up deceit in his heart.

25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,

For there are seven abominations in his heart.

26 Though his hatred covers itself with guile,

His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.