"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
The Holy Bible, Proverbs 6:16
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 -- jim k, Austin      
 -- Warrdoc, Elk Grove      
King Solomon, welcome to Amerika - where the occupying statist theocracy infesting the land has taken the list beyond a science, to an art form.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Oh-oh ! I need to check my concordance. "Wise" Solomon says, "these six" and then lists seven ? Note that the words "things" and "are" are italicized, words not in the original [ Greek ? ]. But footnote doesn't references the difference in count. Solomon wants us to know the LORD hates six and the seventh HE more than hates: it is an abomination ( 1948 dictionary says "extreme hate." ) Good old Solomon: I've told you; now you have to figure out the wisdom I've set forth. HELP !!
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
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    Thank you, Mike, Norwalk ! " beyond a science, to an art form "
    I can't stop laughing. It is SO TRUE ! at natural law 6 represents man. It is associated with the " old man " 6th bk, NT, 6th ch, 6th vr.
    " Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding." Prov 3:13.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
    Bobble, a possible simple answer ? In Hebrew Vav; Aramaic Wa having a value of 6" in numerology. That 6" then can reference the 6 days of creation culminating in man. As Ronw13 has so accurately referenced; the here "6", would reference at natural law, corporeal man. The first part of the scripture could read for today's society (for a simpler understanding - not a word for word progression but rather, an overall abstract) Actions of the carnal man are outside the LORD'S personal expression(s): yea, seven . . ., Just kinda sorta knowing the society from witch it comes helps in bringing a semblance of "OH", some times.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    AND, Bobble, the original was Hebrew, not Greek. Even in the New Testament, most of the Letters were in Hebrew. First and subsequent translations were in Greek for sharing with other parts of the world. Most of the original Apostles were blue collar with only a possible enough Greek language expertise to get by in the market.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Wow, if this is true, the LORD hates most of the US politicians, (elected and unelected), the media, race-baiters, war-mongers, religious fundamentalists, carbon taxers, and the current crop of 'the-powers-that-be' ... and all those that support them (gulp). The unavoidable consequences of such acts will bear a costly price -- I suppose that is why the LORD hates such things...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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