A primitive root; to flame
(literally or figuratively).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 309
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595
through the idea of termination
); the lip
(as a natural boundary); by implication language
; by analogy a margin
(of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
and a wicked
or (as noun) evil
(naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
A form of H3824
; the heart
; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre
] a potsherd
A collateral form mediating between H2775
; a piece of pottery
A primitive root (probably rather identical with H6822
through the idea of expansion
in outlook transformed to act); to sheet
over (especially with metal).
Stem - Pual (See H8849
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 194
(from its pale
color); by implication money
in the sense of refuse
_ _ Warm professions can no more give value to insincerity than silver coating to rude earthenware.
_ _ This may be meant either, 1. Of a wicked heart showing itself in burning lips, furious, passionate, outrageous words, burning in malice, and persecuting those to whom, or of whom, they are spoken; ill words and ill-will agree as well together as a potsherd and the dross of silver, which, now that the pot is broken and the dross separated from the silver, are fit to be thrown together to the dunghill. 2. Or of a wicked heart disguising itself with burning lips, burning with the professions of love and friendship, and even persecuting a man with flatteries; this is like a potsherd covered with the scum or dross of silver, with which one that is weak may be imposed upon, as if it were of some value, but a wise man is soon aware of the cheat. This sense agrees with the following verses.
Burning With malice or hatred: A slanderous or evil tongue. Dross Such a tongue and heart are of no real worth, although sometimes they make a shew of it, as dross does of silver.
Burning lips and (k) a wicked heart [are like] a potsherd covered with silver dross.
(k) They will soon break out and utter themselves.
That is, ardent professions of friendship from a wicked heart, however smooth, shining, and splendid they may appear, are like a vile vessel covered over with base metal.
He that hideth
] lying lips, and he that uttereth
a slander, [is
] a fool.
2 Samuel 20:9
And Joab said to Amasa, [Art] thou
in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa
by the beard with the right hand to kiss him
. ... But Amasa took no heed to the sword that [was
] in Joab's
hand: so he smote
him therewith in the fifth [rib
], and shed
out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again
; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
And they come unto thee as the people cometh
, and they sit before thee [as] my people
, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with
their mouth they shew much love
, [but] their
heart goeth after their covetousness.
he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas
, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. ... But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest
thou the Son of man with a kiss?
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