Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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.

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 are doing away with [reverential] fear, and you are hindering and diminishing meditation and devotion before God. 5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; yes, your own lips testify against you.


Cross References

Job 5:13

He catches the [so-called] wise in their own trickiness, and the counsel of the schemers is brought to a quick end.

Job 9:22-24

It is all one; therefore I say, God [does not discriminate, but] destroys the blameless and the wicked.

Job 12:6

The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].

Psalm 50:19-20

You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue devises wickedness; it is like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,

Psalm 120:2-3

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Jeremiah 9:3-5

And they bend their tongue, [which is] their bow for the lies [they shoot]. And not according to faithfulness do they rule and become strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know and understand and acknowledge Me, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:8

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.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, [that is] out of the hearts of men, come base and wicked thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery,

Luke 6:45

The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).

James 3:5-8

Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!

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