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Proverbs 26:18-28

NLT 18 Just as damaging as a mad man shooting a lethal weapon NIV 18 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows NLT 19 is someone who lies to a friend and then says, "I was only joking." NIV 19 is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!" NLT 20 Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops. NIV 20 Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. NLT 21 A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood. NIV 21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. NLT 22 What dainty morsels rumors are -- but they sink deep into one's heart. NIV 22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. NLT 23 Smooth words may hide a wicked heart, just as a pretty glaze covers a common clay pot. NIV 23 Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. NLT 24 People with hate in their hearts may sound pleasant enough, but don't believe them. NIV 24 A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit. NLT 25 Though they pretend to be kind, their hearts are full of all kinds of evil. NIV 25 Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart. NLT 26 While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, it will finally come to light for all to see. NIV 26 His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. NLT 27 If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will roll back and crush you. NIV 27 If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him. NLT 28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and flattery causes ruin. NIV 28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.