Proverbs 26:23

Overview - Proverbs 26
Observations about fools;
13 about sluggards;
17 and about contentious busy-bodies.
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Proverbs 26:23  (King James Version)
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

That is, ardent professions of friendship from a wicked heart, however smooth, shining, and splendid they may appear, are like a vile vessel covered over with base metal.
10:18 2 Samuel 20:9 2 Samuel 20:10 ; Ezekiel 33:31 ; Luke 22:47 Luke 22:48