Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 10:32


The lips of the righteous know 1  what is pleasing, 2  but the speech 3  of the wicked is perverse.


Pr 11:11; Pr 12:6,18; Pr 15:2,28; Pr 18:6-8; Ec 12:10; Da 4:27; Tit 2:8

NET © Notes

sn The verb “know” applied to “lips” is unusual. “Lips” is a metonymy for what the righteous say; and their words “know” (a personification) what is pleasing, i.e., they are acquainted with.

sn The righteous say what is pleasing, acceptable, or delightful; but the wicked say perverse and destructive things.

tn Heb “lips.” The term “lips” is a metonymy of cause for what is said.

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