Smooth words may hide a wicked heart, just as a pretty glaze covers a clay pot.
References for Proverbs 26:23
People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they’re deceiving you.
They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them. Their hearts are full of many evils.
References for Proverbs 26:25
While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.