Proverbs 8:7

7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.

Proverbs 8:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
ESV
7 for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
NLT
7 for I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception.
MSG
7 My mouth chews and savors and relishes truth - I can't stand the taste of evil!
CSB
7 For my mouth tells the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips.

Proverbs 8:7 In-Context

5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.
6 Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 37:30; John 8:14
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