- What specifically does God hate?
- Why does God hate them?
- What are the consequences?
- Where does the Bible say this?
- How can we avoid doing them?
What are the things that God hates?
17 A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19 [AMP]
The Complete Jewish Bible, with commentary from Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (in Latin, Salomon Isaacides, and generally known by the acronym Rashi) gives us the following:
טזשֶׁשׁ הֵנָּה שָׂנֵא יְהוָה וְשֶׁבַע תּוֹעֲבַות תּוֹעֲבַת נַפְשׁוֹ:
There are six things that the Lord hates, and the seventh is an abomination of His soul: The seventh, too, is [included] with them.
17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;
יזעֵינַיִם רָמוֹת לְשׁוֹן שָׁקֶר וְיָדַיִם שֹׁפְכוֹת דָּם נָקִי:
18 a heart that thinks thoughts of violence; feet that hasten to run to evil;
יחלֵב חֹרֵשׁ מַחְשְׁבוֹת אָוֶן רַגְלַיִם מְמַהֲרוֹת לָרוּץ לָרָעָה:
19 [one who] speaks lies with false testimony and incites quarrels among brothers.
יטיָפִיחַ כְּזָבִים עֵד שָׁקֶר וּמְשַׁלֵּחַ מְדָנִים בֵּין אַחִים:
[one who] speaks: Heb. יפיח, lit. he blows. This is an expression of speech since all speech is a product of the breath of the mouth.
Proverbs 6:16-19 [CJB]
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