Proverbs 30:6

6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

Proverbs 30:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
ESV
6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
NLT
6 Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.
MSG
6 So don't second-guess him; he might take you to task and show up your lies."
CSB
6 Don't add to His words, or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.

Proverbs 30:6 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 30:6

Add thou not unto his words
To the words of God; as the Jews did, by joining their oral law, or the traditions of the elders, to the written word, and preferring them before it; and as the Papists, by making their unwritten traditions, and the sense and determinations of their church, equal to the Scriptures; and as all enthusiasts do, who set up their pretended dreams, visions, revelations, and prophecies, upon a foot with the word of God, or as superior to it; whereas that is, and that only, the rule and standard of faith and practice, and is a sufficient and perfect one; see ( Deuteronomy 4:2 ) ; lest he reprove thee;
that is, God; either by words or by blows, by threatenings and denunciations of his wrath and displeasure; or by chastisements and corrections for such daring pride, blasphemy, and wickedness; those who add to his words, he threatens to add plagues unto them, ( Revelation 22:18 ) ; and thou be found a liar;
a forger, speaker, and spreader of doctrinal lies, such doctrines as are contrary to the word of truth; not being built on that, but upon human inventions, and additions to it.

Proverbs 30:6 In-Context

4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!
5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die:
8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Revelation 22:18