Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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

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 They devise mischiefs in their heart; continually they gather together and stir up wars. 3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent's; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent men who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.


Cross References

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the venom of a serpent; they are like the deaf adder or asp that stops its ear,

Psalm 57:4

My life is among lions; I must lie among those who are aflame -- "the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords.

Genesis 3:13

And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.

Psalm 52:2-3

Your tongue devises wickedness; it is like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch out [insults] with their mouths; swords [of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips, for who, they think, hears us?

Psalm 64:3-4

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,

Proverbs 12:18

There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing 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 an adder.

Isaiah 59:3-5

For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

Isaiah 59:13

Rebelling against and denying the Lord, turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving in and muttering and moaning from the heart words of falsehood.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue, [which is] their bow for the lies [they shoot]. And not according to faithfulness do they rule and become strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know and understand and acknowledge Me, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they deceive and mock every one his neighbor and do not speak the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

Romans 3:13-14

Their throat is a yawning grave; they use their tongues to deceive (to mislead and to deal treacherously). The venom of asps is beneath their lips.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man's nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).

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