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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Proverbs 26:25

 

 

When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.

Adam Clarke Commentary

When he speaketh fair - For there are such hypocrites and false friends in the world.

Believe him not - Let all his professions go for nothing.

For there are seven abominations in his heart - That is, he is full of abominations.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-26.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Seven abominations - Compare Proverbs 26:16 note. Here “seven” retains, perhaps, its significance as the symbol of completeness. Evil has, as it were, gone through all its work, and holds its accursed Sabbath in the heart in which all things are “very evil.”


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/proverbs-26.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

When he speaketh fair, believe him not,.... Gives good words, flatters with his lips, pretends great kindness and favour, expresses himself in a very gracious and amiable manner, in order to gain attention and respect; or when he delivers himself in a submissive and suppliant way, with great humility and deference; or in a mournful and pitiful strain, as if he had the most tender affection and concern; be not too credulous; do not suffer yourselves to be imposed upon by him; be upon your guard, distrust him, suspect a snake in the grass;

for there are seven abominations in his heart; a multitude of wicked purposes, schemes, and designs, which he has formed there against you, and which he only waits a proper time to put in execution; things abominable to God and men. Aben Ezra thinks reference is had to the seven abominations in Proverbs 6:16.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-26.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

When he speaketh kindly, believe him not: for [there are] l seven abominations in his heart.

(l) Meaning many: he uses a certain number for the uncertain.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/proverbs-26.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Sentiment of Proverbs 26:24 carried out.

seven abominations in his heart — that is, very many (compare Proverbs 24:16).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-26.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for [there are] seven abominations in his heart.

Ver. 25. When he speaketh fair, believe him not.] Nηφε και μεμνησο απιστειν. Take heed whom you trust; "beware of men"; [Matthew 10:17] bless yourselves from your pretended friends, and pray with David to be "delivered from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue." [Psalms 120:2] Admit they not only speak us fair, but do us many kindnesses; yet believe them as little as David did Saul. Enemies’ gifts are giftless gifts, said one heathen. (a) And timeo Danaos et dona ferentes, saith another. (b)

“Munera magna quidem misit, sed misit in hamo:

Et piscatorcm piscis amare potest?” - Martial.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-26.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Proverbs 26:25. There are seven abominations in his heart i.e. A great variety of base and wicked designs.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/proverbs-26.html. 1801-1803.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

25. When he speaketh fair — Literally, When he makes his voice gracious — speaks in kind, winning tones — believe him not; do not be deceived by the fair speech of a known enemy.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-26.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

speaketh fair = maketh his voice gracious.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-26.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

When he speaketh fair, (maketh his voice gracious) ... (there are) seven (i:e., the whole range of) abominations in his heart - machinations of mischief.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-26.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(25) Seven abominations.—See above on Proverbs 26:16, and comp. “seven spirits” (Matthew 12:45) and “seven devils” (Mark 16:9).


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-26.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
speaketh fair
Heb. maketh his voice gracious.
Psalms 12:2; 28:3; Jeremiah 9:2-8; Micah 7:5
believe
Jeremiah 12:6; Matthew 24:23
seven
6:16-19

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-26.html.

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