Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“He sucks the poison of cobras;
The viper’s tongue slays him.

King James Version

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

Holman Bible

He will suck the poison of cobras;
a viper’s fangs will kill him.

International Standard Version

He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will slay him.

A Conservative Version

He shall suck the poison of asps. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

American Standard Version

He shall suck the poison of asps: The viper's tongue shall slay him.

Amplified


“He sucks the poison of vipers [which ill-gotten wealth contains];
The viper’s tongue slays him.

Bible in Basic English

He takes the poison of snakes into his mouth, the tongue of the snake is the cause of his death.

Darby Translation

He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.

Julia Smith Translation

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall kill him.

King James 2000

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He will suck [the] poison of horned vipers; [the] viper's tongue will kill him.

Modern King James verseion

He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall slay him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He shall suck the serpent's gall, and the adder's tongue shall slay him:

NET Bible

He sucks the poison of serpents; the fangs of a viper kill him.

New Heart English Bible

He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

The Emphasized Bible

The poison of adders, shall he suck, The tongue of the viper shall slay him;

Webster

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

World English Bible

He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He shall suck
ינק 
Yanaq 
Usage: 31

the poison
רושׁ ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 12

of asps
פּתן 
Pethen 
Usage: 6

the viper's
אפעה 
'eph`eh 
Usage: 3

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

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

15 “He swallows riches,
But will vomit them up;
God will expel them from his belly.
16 “He sucks the poison of cobras;
The viper’s tongue slays him.
17 “He does not look at the streams,
The rivers flowing with honey and curds.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:24

They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague
And bitter destruction;
And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them,
With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Isaiah 30:6

The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev.
Through a land of distress and anguish,
From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent,
They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys
And their treasures on camels’ humps,
To a people who cannot profit them;

Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Acts 28:3-6

But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open grave,
With their tongues they keep deceiving,”
The poison of asps is under their lips”;

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