The Proverb for the month of April, 2022 is chapter 6:16-19
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Although there are 7 things listed in these verses which are indentified as thing the Lord hates, the use of the phrase “six things , , , yea, seven” is a Hebrew literary style which implies the list is not exhaustive.
It is similar to the New Testament writing of Paul when he lists “works of the flesh” in Galatians 5. After listing 17 things the Apostle simply completed it with the words, “and such like.” This phrase reminds us that there is more that could be in the list.
In Proverbs 6:16 There are parallel phrases which basically say the same thing. The first phrase speaks of “doth the Lord hate” and the second phrase speaks of things that are “an abomination unto him.”