Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.

King James Version

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Holman Bible

They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah

International Standard Version

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the venom of vipers is on their lips. Interlude

A Conservative Version

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent. Adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

American Standard Version

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders poison is under their lips. Selah

Amplified

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent's; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Bible in Basic English

Their tongues are sharp like the tongue of a snake; the poison of snakes is under their lips. (Selah.)

Darby Translation

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

They sharpened their tongue as a serpent; the poison of asps under their lips. Silence,

King James 2000

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They sharpen their tongue as [sharp as] a snake's; [the] venom of a viper [is] under their lips. Selah

Modern King James verseion

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

NET Bible

Their tongues wound like a serpent; a viper's venom is behind their lips. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent, - The poison of the asp, is under their lips. Selah.

Webster

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adder's poison is under their lips. Selah.

World English Bible

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder is under their lips. Selah.

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Context Readings

Prayer For Rescue

2 Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars. 3 They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.


Cross References

Psalm 58:4

They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Genesis 3:13

Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Psalm 52:2-3

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"

Psalm 64:3-4

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 23:32

At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.

Isaiah 59:3-5

For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Isaiah 59:13

Transgressing and denying the LORD, And turning away from our God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.

Jeremiah 9:3

"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:5

"Everyone deceives his neighbor And does not speak the truth, They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves committing iniquity.

Matthew 12:34

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Romans 3:13-14

"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

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