Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.

King James Version

For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

Holman Bible

Your iniquity teaches you what to say, and you choose the language of the crafty.

International Standard Version

Because your sin dictates your speech, you have chosen the language of the crafty.

A Conservative Version

For thine iniquity teaches thy mouth. And thou choose the tongue of the crafty.

American Standard Version

For thine iniquity teacheth thy mouth, And thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

Amplified

For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Bible in Basic English

For your mouth is guided by your sin, and you have taken the tongue of the false for yourself.

Darby Translation

For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For thy mouth has declared thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.

Julia Smith Translation

For thy mouth will accustom itself to thine iniquity, and thou wilt choose the tongue of the crafty.

King James 2000

For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose [the] tongue of [the] crafty.

Modern King James verseion

For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But thy wickedness teacheth thy mouth, and so thou hast chosen thee a crafty tongue.

NET Bible

Your sin inspires your mouth; you choose the language of the crafty.

New Heart English Bible

For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

The Emphasized Bible

For thine own mouth would teach thine iniquity, and thou wouldst choose the tongue of the crafty.

Webster

For thy mouth uttereth thy iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

World English Bible

For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

Youngs Literal Translation

For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלף 
'alph 
Usage: 4

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

and thou choosest
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

the tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

4 "Indeed, you do away with reverence And hinder meditation before God. 5 "For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty. 6 "Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; And your own lips testify against you.


Cross References

Job 5:13

"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

Job 9:22-24

"It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'

Job 12:6

"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

Psalm 50:19-20

"You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Psalm 120:2-3

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Jeremiah 9:3-5

"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:8

"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.

Mark 7:21-22

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

Luke 6:45

"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

James 3:5-8

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

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