“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverted mouth, I hate.
Hate evil, you who love the Lord,
Who preserves the souls of His godly ones;
He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for,
And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil.
“Boast no more so very proudly,
Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth;
For the Lord is a God of knowledge,
And with Him actions are weighed.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth
And put devious speech far from you.
A worthless person, a wicked man,
Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;
No evil dwells with You.
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.
From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.
Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything,
I hate every false way.
For though the Lord is exalted,
Yet He regards the lowly,
But the haughty He knows from afar.
There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love perjury; for all these are what I hate,’ declares the Lord.”
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
abstain from every form of evil.
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.