Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“As for the head of those who surround me,
May the mischief of their lips cover them.

King James Version

As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Holman Bible

When those who surround me rise up,
may the trouble their lips cause overwhelm them.

International Standard Version

May those who surround me discover that the trouble they talk about falls on their own head!

A Conservative Version

As for the head of those who encompass me around, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

American Standard Version

As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Amplified


“Those who surround me raise their heads;
May the mischief of their own lips come upon them.

Bible in Basic English

As for those who come round me, let their heads be covered by the evil of their lips.

Darby Translation

As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Julia Smith Translation

The head of those surrounding me, the labor of their lips shall cover them.

King James 2000

As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[With respect to the] head of [those who] surround me, may the harm of their lips cover them.

Modern King James verseion

As for the head of those around me, let the evil of their own lips cover them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them that compass me about.

NET Bible

As for the heads of those who surround me -- may the harm done by their lips overwhelm them!

New Heart English Bible

As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

The Emphasized Bible

As for the head of them who surround me, Let the mischief of their lips cover them:

Webster

As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

World English Bible

As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Youngs Literal Translation

The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.

References

Easton

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Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Rescue

8 “Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
9 “As for the head of those who surround me,
May the mischief of their lips cover them.
10 “May burning coals fall upon them;
May they be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.


Cross References

Psalm 7:16

His mischief will return upon his own head,
And his violence will descend upon his own pate.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
But the righteous will escape from trouble.

Esther 5:14

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, “Have a gallows fifty cubits high made and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet.” And the advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.

Psalm 64:8

So they will make him stumble;
Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will shake the head.

Psalm 94:23

He has brought back their wickedness upon them
And will destroy them in their evil;
The Lord our God will destroy them.

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Matthew 27:25

And all the people said, “His blood shall be on us and on our children!”

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