Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

There is nothing reliable in what they say;
Their inward part is destruction itself.
Their throat is an open grave;
They flatter with their tongue.

King James Version

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Holman Bible

For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.

International Standard Version

But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.

A Conservative Version

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their inward part is very wickedness. Their throat is an open sepulcher. With their tongue they {deceive (LXX/NT)}.

American Standard Version

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is very wickedness; Their throat is an open sepulchre; They flatter with their tongue.

Amplified


For there is nothing trustworthy or reliable or truthful in what they say;
Their heart is destruction [just a treacherous chasm, a yawning gulf of lies].
Their throat is an open grave;
They [glibly] flatter with their [silken] tongue.

Bible in Basic English

For no faith may be put in their words; their inner part is nothing but evil; their throat is like an open place for the dead; smooth are the words of their tongues.

Darby Translation

For there is no certainty in their mouth; their inward part is perversion, their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Julia Smith Translation

Not steadfast in his mouth; the midst of them mischiefs; their throat a grave opened; they will be smooth with their tongue,

King James 2000

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is pure wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For there is not [anything] reliable in his mouth; their inner part [is] destruction. Their throat is an open grave; [with] their tongue they speak deceit.

Modern King James verseion

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is wickedness; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For there is no faithfulness in their mouths; they dissemble in their hearts. Their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

NET Bible

For they do not speak the truth; their stomachs are like the place of destruction, their throats like an open grave, their tongues like a steep slope leading into it.

New Heart English Bible

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongue they are deceitful.

The Emphasized Bible

For in his mouth is nothing worthy of trust, Their inward purpose, is engulphing ruin, - An opened sepulchre, is their throat, With their tongue, speak they smooth things.

Webster

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

World English Bible

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue.

Youngs Literal Translation

For there is no stability in their mouth. Their heart is mischiefs, An open grave is their throat, Their tongue they make smooth.

References

Context Readings

The Refuge Of The Righteous

8 O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes;
Make Your way straight before me.
9 There is nothing reliable in what they say;
Their inward part is destruction itself.
Their throat is an open grave;
They flatter with their tongue.
10 Hold them guilty, O God;
By their own devices let them fall!
In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out,
For they are rebellious against You.


Cross References

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open grave,
With their tongues they keep deceiving,”
The poison of asps is under their lips”;

Psalm 62:4

They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah.

Psalm 52:2

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

Luke 11:44

Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.”

Job 32:21-22

“Let me now be partial to no one,
Nor flatter any man.

Psalm 12:2-3

They speak falsehood to one another;
With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 36:1-4

For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.
Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

Psalm 58:2-3

No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.

Psalm 64:6

They devise injustices, saying,
“We are ready with a well-conceived plot”;
For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

Psalm 111:1-3

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,
In the company of the upright and in the assembly.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem,
That you may be saved.
How long will your wicked thoughts
Lodge within you?

Jeremiah 9:3-6

“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 17:9

“The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?

Micah 6:12

“For the rich men of the city are full of violence,
Her residents speak lies,
And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.

Romans 1:29-31

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness—

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