The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 26:18-26

  1. As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

  2. So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

  3. Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

  4. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

  5. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

  6. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

  7. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

  8. When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

  9. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.