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Proverbs 12:22 | Deal Truly

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 39: Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Scripture Memory

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 12:22

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Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 12:22

Lying | שֶׁקֶר

šeqer

Pronunciation: sheh'-ker

Definition:

  • deception
  • deceit, fraud, wrong
  • falsehood (injurious in testimony); false oath, swear falsely
  • lie, falsehood (in general)

Translations:

  • lie 28x
  • lying 21x
  • false 20x
  • deceitful 2x

Abomination | תּוֹעֵבָה

tôʿēḇâ

Pronunciation: to-ay-baw'

Definition:

  • a disgusting thing, abominable
    • in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
    • in ethical sense (of wickedness etc.)

Translations:

  • abomination 113x
  • abominable thing 2x
  • abominable 2x

Deal | עָשָׂה

ʿāśâ

Pronunciation: aw-saw'

Definition:

  • to do, fashion, accomplish, make
  • to work
  • to deal (with)
  • to act with effect

Translations:

  • do 1,333x
  • make 653x
  • deal 52x
  • execute 48x

Truly | אֱמוּנָה

'ĕmûnâ

Pronunciation: em-oo-naw'

Definition:

  • firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, steadiness

Translations:

  • faithfulness 18x
  • truth 13x
  • faithfully 5x
  • truly 1x

Delight | רָצוֹן

rāṣôn

Pronunciation: raw-tsone'

Definition:

  • pleasure, delight
  • goodwill, favour
  • acceptance
  • will, desire, pleasure, self-will

Translations:

  • favour 15x
  • will 14x
  • delight 5x
  • pleasure 5x

Paraphrase

[Deceitful] lips are [a disgusting thing] to the LORD: but they that [work, act] [with fidelity, steadfastness] are his [pleasure]. Proverbs 12:22

Bible Cross References

Psalm 5:6

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Ezekial 13:22

Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

Jeremiah 9:24

But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Reflections

About God

The Lord counts even small lies an abomination – something utterly disgusting. Any sin (lying is one, but there are of course many others) separates us totally from our holy God. But when we deal truthfully, faithfully…steadily standing in and grounded in truth (wink!), God can delight in us.

About Self

When I sin with my mouth, whether intentionally or unintentionally, it is not a “little thing” to God. God finds all of our (my!) sin completely disgusting, an abomination.

Questions to Ask Myself

  • Am I watching what comes out of my mouth for truthfulness?
  • Am I being steadfast and faithful in my words and actions? And most of all, truthful?
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