Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Smooth lips and an evil heart are like a vessel of earth plated with silver waste.

New American Standard Bible

Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross
Are burning lips and a wicked heart.

King James Version

Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Holman Bible

Smooth lips with an evil heart
are like glaze on an earthen vessel.

International Standard Version

A clay vessel plated with a thin veneer of silver that's what smooth lips with a wicked heart are.

A Conservative Version

Fervent lips and a wicked heart are an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

American Standard Version

Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Amplified


Like a [common] clay vessel covered with the silver dross [making it appear silver when it has no real value]
Are burning lips [murmuring manipulative words] and a wicked heart.

Darby Translation

Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are as an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Julia Smith Translation

Silver dross covering over a pot-sherd, burning lips and an evil heart.

King James 2000

Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] {impure silver} which overlays an earthen vessel, [so are] smooth lips and an evil heart.

Modern King James verseion

Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a broken piece of pottery with silver waste.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Venomous lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

NET Bible

Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.

New Heart English Bible

Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.

The Emphasized Bible

Dross silver overlaid upon earthenware, so are burning lips, with a mischievous heart:

Webster

Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

World English Bible

Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּלק 
Dalaq 
Usage: 9

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

חרשׂ 
Cheres 
Usage: 17

צפה 
Tsaphah 
Usage: 46

with silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

All About Fools

22 The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, they go down into the inner parts of the stomach. 23 Smooth lips and an evil heart are like a vessel of earth plated with silver waste. 24 With his lips the hater makes things seem what they are not, but deceit is stored up inside him;



Cross References

Luke 11:39

And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil.

Luke 22:47-48

And while he was saying these words, there came a band of people, and Judas, one of the twelve, was in front of them, and he came near to Jesus to give him a kiss.

2 Samuel 20:9-10

And Joab said to Amasa, Is it well, my brother? And with his right hand he took him by the hair of his chin to give him a kiss.

Proverbs 10:18

Hate is covered up by the lips of the upright man, but he who lets out evil about another is foolish.

Proverbs 25:4

Take away the waste from silver, and a vessel will come out for the silver-worker.

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come to you as my people come, and are seated before you as my people, hearing your words but doing them not: for deceit is in their mouth and their heart goes after profit for themselves.

Matthew 23:27

A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you are like the resting-places of the dead, which are made white, and seem beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and of all unclean things.

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