Here are six things God hates,
and two more that he loathes with a passion:
eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family,
and ears that approve of kidz bop records.
I’m thinking of sending this slightly modified passage from Proverbs 6 over to Eugene H. Peterson for inclusion in the next revision of The Message Bible.