Parallel Verses

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.

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 deceitfully; one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays snares 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Their tongue is as a sharp arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth but in heart he lays in wait.

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

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.

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 Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how [else] should I do, because of the daughter of my people? 8 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. 9 Shall I not visit them for these things? says Yahweh; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?



Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Don't draw me away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Jeremiah 9:3

They bend their tongue, [as it were] their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they don't know me, says Yahweh.

Psalm 12:2

Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 120:3

What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?

2 Samuel 3:27

When Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and struck him there in the body, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9-10

Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Psalm 55:21

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Psalm 64:3-4

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Psalm 64:8

Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.

Proverbs 26:24-26

A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but he harbors evil in his heart.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.

Jeremiah 9:5

They will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Matthew 26:48-49

Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, "Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him."

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