Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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 Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God. 5 For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile. 6 Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee.


Cross References

Job 5:13

Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,

Job 9:22-24

It is the same thing, therefore I said, 'The perfect and the wicked He is consuming.'

Job 12:6

At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought.

Psalm 50:19-20

Thy mouth thou hast sent forth with evil, And thy tongue joineth deceit together,

Psalm 52:2-4

Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.

Psalm 64:3

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.

Psalm 120:2-3

O Jehovah, deliver my soul from a lying lip, From a deceitful tongue!

Jeremiah 9:3-5

And they bend their tongue, their bow is a lie, And not for stedfastness have they been mighty in the land, For from evil unto evil they have gone forth, And Me they have not known, An affirmation of Jehovah!

Jeremiah 9:8

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,

Mark 7:21-22

for from within, out of the heart of men, the evil reasonings do come forth, adulteries, whoredoms, murders,

Luke 6:45

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which is evil; for out of the abounding of the heart doth his mouth speak.

James 1:26

If any one doth think to be religious among you, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, of this one vain is the religion;

James 3:5-8

so also the tongue is a little member, and doth boast greatly; lo, a little fire how much wood it doth kindle!

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