Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth and he hide it under his tongue,

New American Standard Bible

"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

King James Version

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Holman Bible

Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth
and he conceals it under his tongue,

International Standard Version

Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth, though he conceals it under his tongue,

A Conservative Version

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

American Standard Version

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue,

Amplified

Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue,

Bible in Basic English

Though evil-doing is sweet in his mouth, and he keeps it secretly under his tongue;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If wickedness was sweet in his mouth, if he hid it under his tongue,

Julia Smith Translation

If evil shall be sweet in his mouth he will cover it under his tongue;

King James 2000

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue,

Modern King James verseion

Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When wickedness was sweet in his mouth, he hid it under his tongue.

NET Bible

"If evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,

New Heart English Bible

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

The Emphasized Bible

Though, a sweet taste in his mouth, be given by vice, though he hide it under his tongue;

Webster

Though wickedness may be sweet in his mouth, though he may hide it under his tongue;

World English Bible

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

Youngs Literal Translation

Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
be sweet
מתק 
Mathaq 
Usage: 5

כּחד 
Kachad 
Usage: 32

Context Readings

A Wicked Person's Joy Is Short, His Pain Long

11 His bones were full of his youthful strength; but it shall lie down with him in the dust. 12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth and he hide it under his tongue, 13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not, but keep it within his mouth,



Cross References

Job 15:16

How much less the abominable and corrupt, man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

Genesis 3:6

And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a pleasure for the eyes, and the tree was to be desired to give intelligence; and she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Psalm 109:17-18

And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

Proverbs 9:17-18

Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread of secrecy is pleasant.

Proverbs 20:17

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

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