Parallel Verses

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.

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,

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 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before my face. 9 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. 10 Destroy them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you.


Cross References

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Psalm 62:4

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises evil; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Luke 11:44

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as graves which are not seen, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

Job 32:21-22

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattery unto man.

Psalm 12:2-3

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 36:1-4

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.] The transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 58:2-3

Yea, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

Psalm 62:9

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: if laid on the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 64:6

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, are deep.

Psalm 111:1-3

Praise you the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Jeremiah 4:14

O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Jeremiah 9:3-6

And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Micah 6:12

For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Mark 7:21-22

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

Luke 11:39

And the Lord said unto him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.

Romans 1:29-31

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

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