Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Their tongue a deadly arrow, speaking deceit; in his mouth he will speak peace to his neighbor, and be will lay his wait in his midst

New American Standard Bible

“Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
It speaks deceit;
With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,
But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.

King James Version

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

Holman Bible

Their tongues are deadly arrows—
they speak deception.
With his mouth
a man speaks peaceably with his friend,
but inwardly he sets up an ambush.

International Standard Version

Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, "Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him.

A Conservative Version

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit. He speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.

American Standard Version

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.

Amplified


“Their tongue is a murderous arrow;
It speaks deceit;
With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,
But in his heart he lays traps and waits in ambush for him.

Bible in Basic English

His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.

Darby Translation

Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.

King James 2000

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lies in wait.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Their tongue [is] a murderous arrow, it speaks deceit. With his mouth he speaks peace with his neighbor, but in his inner parts he sets up his ambush.

Modern King James verseion

Their tongue is a slaughtering arrow; it speaks deceit; one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lies in ambush.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Their tongues are like sharp arrows, to speak deceit. With their mouth they speak peaceably to their neighbour, but privily they lay wait for him.

NET Bible

Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They are always telling lies. Friendly words for their neighbors come from their mouths. But their minds are thinking up ways to trap them.

New Heart English Bible

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lies in wait for him.

The Emphasized Bible

A pointed arrow, is their tongue Deceit, hath it spoken, - With his mouth peace unto his neighbour, doth one speak, But within himself, he layeth his ambush.

Webster

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

World English Bible

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.

Youngs Literal Translation

A slaughtering arrow is their tongue, Deceit it hath spoken in its mouth, Peace with its neighbour it speaketh, And in its heart it layeth its ambush,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

is as an arrow
חץ 
Chets 
Usage: 53

שׁחט 
Shachat 
Usage: 81

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

שׁלם שׁלום 
Shalowm 
Usage: 236

with his mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

but in heart
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

he layeth
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

References

Morish

Context Readings

A Nation Characterized By Deceit

7 For this, thus said Jehovah of armies, Behold me melting them, and I tried them; for how shall I do for the face of the daughter of my people? 8 Their tongue a deadly arrow, speaking deceit; in his mouth he will speak peace to his neighbor, and be will lay his wait in his midst 9 For these things, shall I not review upon them? says Jehovah; or shall not my soul be avenged upon a nation such as this?



Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Thou wilt not draw me with the unjust, and with those working vanity, speaking peace with their neighbors, and evil in their heart

Jeremiah 9:3

And they will bend their tongue, their bow, a lie: and they were not strong for faithfulness upon the land; for from evil to evil they went forth, and they knew me not, says Jehovah.

Psalm 12:2

They will speak vanity each with his neighbor: smooth lips, with a heart and a heart will they speak

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions: I shall lie down with the flaming, the sons of man, their teeth spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 120:3

What shall be given to thee? and what shall be added to thee, thou tongue of deceit?

2 Samuel 3:27

And Abner will turn back to Hebron, and Joab will turn him away to the midst of the gate to speak with him in quiet, and he will strike him there in the belly, and he will die for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9-10

And Joab will say to Amasa, Thou my brother in peace? and Joab's right hand will take hold of Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Psalm 55:21

They were divided from the wrath of his mouth, and his heart drew near: his words were soft above oil, and they drawn swords.

Psalm 64:3-4

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, they bent their arrows a bitter word:

Psalm 64:8

And they will cause their tongue to falter upon themselves: all looking upon them shall be moved.

Proverbs 26:24-26

He hating will be known by his lips, and he will set deceit in his midst;

Jeremiah 5:26

for evil ones were found among my people: he will look about as the stooping of fowlers; they set snares, they will take men.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will mock, a man upon his neighbor, and they will not speak the truth: they taught their tongue to speak falsehood, they wearied themselves to sin.

Matthew 26:48-49

And he delivering him up, gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, the same is he: hold him firmly.

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