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Proverbs 6:16-17New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

What the Lord Rejects

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    yes, seven[a] are an abomination to him;
17 [b]Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,

Footnotes:

  1. 6:16 Six…seven: this literary pattern (n, n + 1) occurs frequently; cf., e.g., Am 1–2; Prv 30:18–19.
  2. 6:17–19 The seven vices, symbolized for the most part by bodily organs, are pride, lying, murder, intrigue, readiness to do evil, false witness, and the stirring up of discord.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Proverbs 6:16-17Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

16 There are six things which the Lord hates,
    seven which are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
    and hands that shed innocent blood,

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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Proverbs 6:16-19Good News Translation (GNT)

16-19 There are seven things that the Lord hates and cannot tolerate:

  • A proud look,
  • a lying tongue,
  • hands that kill innocent people,
  • a mind that thinks up wicked plans,
  • feet that hurry off to do evil,
  • a witness who tells one lie after another,
  • and someone who stirs up trouble among friends.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Proverbs 6:16-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination [a]to Him:
17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:16 Lit of His soul
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Proverbs 6:16-17New International Version (NIV)

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,

New International Version (NIV)

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