A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
– Proverbs 13:5
The righteous deal in honesty. They hate, or make themselves the enemy of lying. So the righteous abominate what is false (Proverbs 6:17). The contrast is with the person of the wicked man. The word for loathsome means to stink and shame means to blush. The wicked deal and trade in lies and slander and come to shame (Proverbs 3:35; 6:12-14; 16:27-28).