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Proverbs 6:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Eyes that are lofty, a tongue that is false, and hands shedding innocent blood;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Eyes high—tongues false—And hands shedding innocent blood—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A proude looke, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The eye of the haughty, a tongue unjust, hands shedding the blood of the just;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A proud 7311
{7311} Prime
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
look, 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
a lying 8267
{8267} Prime
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially).
tongue, 3956
{3956} Prime
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
and hands 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
that shed 8210
{8210} Prime
A primitive root; to spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, that is, to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively to sprawl out.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
innocent 5355
{5355} Prime
From H5352; innocent.
blood, 1818
{1818} Prime
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:16-19.

Proverbs 6:17

_ _ proud look — literally, “eyes of loftiness” (Psalms 131:1). Eyes, tongue, etc., for persons.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:12-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
A proud look:
Heb. Haughty eyes,
Proverbs 30:13 [There is] a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.
Psalms 18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
Psalms 73:6-8 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them [as] a garment. ... They are corrupt, and speak wickedly [concerning] oppression: they speak loftily.
Psalms 101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Psalms 131:1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.


Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.
Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth [those that are] afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Psalms 5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
Psalms 120:2-3 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, [and] from a deceitful tongue. ... What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
Hosea 4:1-2 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because [there is] no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. ... By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Revelation 22:15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

and hands:

Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isaiah 59:3-6 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. ... Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works [are] works of iniquity, and the act of violence [is] in their hands.
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