Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 enemies. Make your path straight before me. 9 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. 10 Declare them guilty, God! Let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them away because of their many transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.


Cross References

Romans 3:13

Their throats are open graves. With their tongues they deceive. The venom of poisonous snakes is under their lips.

Psalm 62:4

They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.

Luke 11:44

How terrible it will be for you! You are like unmarked graves people walk on them without realizing it."

Job 32:21-22

I won't discriminate against anyone, and I won't flatter any person,

Psalm 12:2-3

Everyone speaks lies to his neighbor; they speak with flattering lips and hidden motives.

Psalm 36:1-4

An oracle that came to me about the transgressions of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 51:6

Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts.

Psalm 58:2-3

As a matter of fact, in your heart you plan iniquities! In the land your hands are violent!

Psalm 62:9

Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.

Psalm 64:6

They devise wicked schemes, saying, "We have completed our plans, hiding them deep in our hearts."

Psalm 111:1-3

Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the LORD with all of my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.

Proverbs 29:5

A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.

Jeremiah 4:14

Jerusalem, wash your evil from your heart so that you may be delivered. How long will you harbor evil schemes within you?

Jeremiah 9:3-6

They use their tongues like a bow. Lies rather than truth fly throughout the land. They progress from one evil to another, and they don't know me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:9

"The heart is more deceitful than anything. It is incurable who can know it?

Micah 6:12

Her rich people are filled with violence, and her inhabitants tell lies their tongues speak deceitfully!

Mark 7:21-22

because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder,

Luke 11:39

But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil.

Romans 1:29-31

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,

1 Thessalonians 2:5

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

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