Proverbs 8:7

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For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
– Proverbs 8:7

[W]isdom continues explaining why she has called for attention to her words. The word for truth here is stable and reliable. The word for speaking is different from the previous verse. Here it means pondered or meditated speech. It isn’t rash or flippant speech. Wickedness is abhorrent to wisdom. The full picture suggests that wickedness is considered and found thoroughly disgusting and so put away from the lips.

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