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 guilt teaches your mouth,
And you choose [to speak] the language of the crafty and cunning.

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 Thou dost also cast off fear and undermine prayer before God. 5 “For your guilt teaches your mouth,
And you choose the language of the crafty.
6 Thine own mouth shall condemn thee, and not I; thine own lips shall testify against thee.


Cross References

Job 5:13

He takes the wise in their own prudence, and the counsel of his adversaries is turned to folly.

Job 9:22-24

One thing remains, that I say, He consumes the perfect and the wicked.

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers are at ease, and those that provoke God and those who carry gods in their hands live secure.

Psalm 50:19-20

Thou didst give thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frames deceit.

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongue like a sword and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words

Psalm 120:2-3

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

Jeremiah 9:3-5

And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies, but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth for they proceed from evil to evil, and they did not recognize me, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:8

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.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth the evil thoughts, the adulteries, the fornications, the murders,

Luke 6:45

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

James 1:26

If anyone among you thinks to be religious and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, his religion is vain.

James 3:5-8

In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!

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