Parallel Verses

NET Bible

You do damage with words, and use your tongue to deceive.

New American Standard Bible

“You let your mouth loose in evil
And your tongue frames deceit.

King James Version

Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

Holman Bible

You unleash your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue for deceit.

International Standard Version

You give your mouth free reign for evil, and your tongue devises deceit.

A Conservative Version

Thou give thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frames deceit.

American Standard Version

Thou givest thy mouth to evil, And thy tongue frameth deceit.

Amplified


“You give your mouth to evil
And your tongue frames deceit.

Darby Translation

Thou lettest thy mouth loose to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit;

Julia Smith Translation

Thou sentest thy month into evil, and thy tongue will contrive deceit

King James 2000

You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You give your mouth free rein for evil, and you harness your tongue to deceit.

Modern King James verseion

You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou lettest thy mouth speak wickedness, and thy tongue painteth deceit.

New Heart English Bible

"You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.

The Emphasized Bible

Thy mouth, hast thou thrust into wickedness, And, thy tongue, kept weaving deceit;

Webster

Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

World English Bible

"You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thy mouth thou hast sent forth with evil, And thy tongue joineth deceit together,

Verse Info

Context Readings

God As Judge

18 When you see a thief, you join him; you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives. 19 You do damage with words, and use your tongue to deceive. 20 You plot against your brother; you slander your own brother.


Cross References

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of curses and deceptive, harmful words; his tongue injures and destroys.

Psalm 5:9

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.

Psalm 12:2-3

People lie to one another; they flatter and deceive.

Psalm 36:3-4

The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver.

Psalm 55:12

Indeed, it is not an enemy who insults me, or else I could bear it; it is not one who hates me who arrogantly taunts me, or else I could hide from him.

Psalm 55:21

His words are as smooth as butter, but he harbors animosity in his heart. His words seem softer than oil, but they are really like sharp swords.

Psalm 64:3-5

They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge,

Isaiah 59:3-4

For your hands are stained with blood and your fingers with sin; your lips speak lies, your tongue utters malicious words.

Jeremiah 9:5

One friend deceives another and no one tells the truth. These people have trained themselves to tell lies. They do wrong and are unable to repent.

Hosea 4:2

There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery. They resort to violence and bloodshed.

Romans 3:13-14

"Their throats are open graves, they deceive with their tongues, the poison of asps is under their lips."

James 3:5-9

So too the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it has great pretensions. Think how small a flame sets a huge forest ablaze.

Revelation 21:8

But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death."

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