The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
– Proverbs 15:26
The word for thoughts means contrivance, or plan. The plans, or imaginations, of the wicked are abominable to God (Proverbs 6:16-19; 24:9). The contrasted phrase, words of the pure, emphasizes God’s knowledge of the thoughts of men. Our hearts are ever open before him (Proverbs 15:11). The word for pure means clean and pleasant means agreeable, or delightful. The Lord hates a lying tongue but loves a tongue of truth (Proverbs 6:17; 12:22).