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Proverbs 15:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words [are] pure.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The thoughts of the evil [man] are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— An abomination to Yahweh, are the plottings of the wicked, but, with the pure, are sayings of sweetness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— An abomination to Jehovah [are] thoughts of wickedness, And pure [are] sayings of pleasantness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but the [wordes] of the pure, [are] pleasant words.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— An unrighteous thought is abomination to the Lord; but the sayings of the pure are held in honour.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to Yahweh: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The thoughts 4284
{4284} Prime
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
of the wicked 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
[are] an abomination 8441
{8441} Prime
Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol.
to Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
but [the words] of the pure 2889
{2889} Prime
From H2891; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).
[are] pleasant 5278
{5278} Prime
From H5276; agreeableness, that is, delight, suitableness, splendor or grace.
words. 561
{0561} Prime
From H0559; something said.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:26

_ _ are pleasant words — that is, pleasing to God (Proverbs 8:8, Proverbs 8:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:26

_ _ The former part of this verse speaks of thoughts, the latter of words, but they come all to one; for thoughts are words to God, and words are judged of by the thoughts from which they proceed, so that, 1. The thoughts and words of the wicked, which are, like themselves, wicked, which aim at mischief, and have some ill tendency or other, are an abomination to the Lord; he is displeased at them and will reckon for them. The thoughts of wicked men, for the most part, are such as God hates, and are an offence to him, who not only knows the heart and all that passes and repasses there, but requires the innermost and uppermost place in it. 2. The thoughts and words of the pure, being pure like themselves, clean, honest, and sincere, are pleasant words and pleasant thoughts, well-pleasing to the holy God, who delights in purity. It may be understood both of their devotions to God (the words of their mouth and the meditations of their heart, in prayer and praise, are acceptable to God, Psalms 19:14; Psalms 69:13) and of their discourses with men, tending to edification. Both are pleasant when they come from a pure, a purified, heart.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 15:26

Pleasant — Acceptable to God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 15:26

The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] (h) pleasant words.

(h) That is, wholesome and profitable to the hearers.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: ... A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness [is] sin: and the scorner [is] an abomination to men.
Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:


Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]!
Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 37:30-31 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. ... The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psalms 45:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.]] My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer.
Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. ... For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

pleasant words:
Heb. words of pleasantness
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Ps 19:14; 37:30; 45:1. Pv 6:16; 15:23; 24:9. Jr 4:14. Mt 12:34; 15:19.

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