Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
– Proverbs 12:22
A lying tongue is on the famous list of what the Lord hates (Proverbs 6:16-17). The word for abomination means hateful or detestable. The contrast is with those who deal truly. This casts the proverb in light of the habits or practice of those who deal falsely or truly. The latter is the delight, or pleasure, of the Lord.