Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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

Gin

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Rescue

8 Thou wilt not give, O Jehovah, the desires of the unjust one: thou wilt not bring forth his device; they will be lifted up. Silence. 9 The head of those surrounding me, the labor of their lips shall cover them. 10 Burning coals shall be shaken upon them; he shall cast them into fire, into whirlpools; they shall not rise up.


Cross References

Psalm 7:16

His trouble shall turn back upon his head, and his violence shall come down upon his crown.

Proverbs 18:7

The mouth of the foolish is destruction to him, and his lips the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 12:13

In the transgression of the lips is the snare of evil: and the just one shall come forth out of straits.

Esther 5:14

And Zeresh his wife will say to him, and all his friends, Make ye a tree high fifty cubits, and in the morning say thou to the king, and they shall hang Mordecai upon it: and go thou in with the king to the drinking, being glad. And the word will be good before Haman; and he will make the tree.

Esther 7:10

And they will hang Haman upon the tree that he preps for Mordecai. And the wrath of the king subsided.

Psalm 64:8

And they will cause their tongue to falter upon themselves: all looking upon them shall be moved.

Psalm 94:23

And he will turn back upon them their iniquity, and in their evil he will cut them off; Jehovah our God will cut them off.

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings upon the head of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust

Proverbs 10:11

A fountain of life the mouth of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust

Matthew 27:25

And all the people having answered, said, His blood upon us, and upon our children.

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