Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 steadfast or truthful in their talk; their heart is destruction [or a destructive chasm, a yawning gulf]; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter and make smooth with their 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For there is no uprightness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; 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 Lord, lead me in Your righteousness
because of my adversaries;
make Your way straight before me.
9 For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.
10 Punish them, God;
let them fall by their own schemes.
Drive them out because of their many crimes,
for they rebel against You.


Cross References

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.

Psalm 62:4

They only plan to bring him down
from his high position.
They take pleasure in lying;
they bless with their mouths,
but they curse inwardly.Selah

Psalm 52:2

Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.

Luke 11:44

“Woe to you! You are like unmarked graves; the people who walk over them don’t know it.”

Job 32:21-22

I will be partial to no one,
and I will not give anyone an undeserved title.

Psalm 12:2-3

They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.

Psalm 36:1-4

For the choir director. A psalm of David, the Lord’s servant.An oracle within my heart
concerning the transgression of the wicked person:
There is no dread of God before his eyes,

Psalm 51:6

Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within.

Psalm 58:2-3

No, you practice injustice in your hearts;
with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.

Psalm 62:9

Men are only a vapor;
exalted men, an illusion.
Weighed in the scales, they go up;
together they are less than a vapor.

Psalm 64:6

They devise crimes and say,
“We have perfected a secret plan.”
The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

Psalm 111:1-3

Hallelujah!
I will praise the Lord with all my heart
in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem,
so that you will be delivered.
How long will you harbor
malicious thoughts within you?

Jeremiah 9:3-6

They bent their tongues like their bows;
lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,
for they proceed from one evil to another,
and they do not take Me into account.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is more deceitful than anything else,
and incurable—who can understand it?

Micah 6:12

For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,
and its residents speak lies;
the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of people’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him: “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil.

Romans 1:29-31

They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips,

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives—God is our witness

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