Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies it cutteth like a sharp razor.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Thy tongue devises wickedness, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

American Standard Version

Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Amplified


Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Bible in Basic English

Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.

Darby Translation

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Julia Smith Translation

Thy tongue will purpose mischief as a razor being sharpened, working deceit.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit.

Modern King James verseion

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

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

The Emphasized Bible

Engulfing ruin, doth thy tongue devise, Like a whetted razor, working deceit;

Webster

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

World English Bible

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Youngs Literal Translation

Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.

References

Easton

Context Readings

God Judges The Proud

1 {To the Chanter, an exhortation of David when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul, and showed him, saying: David is come to the house of Abimelech} Thy boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, that thou canst do mischief, whereas the goodness of God endureth yet daily? 2 Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies it cutteth like a sharp razor. 3 Thou lovest ungraciousness more than good, to talk of lies more than righteousness. Selah.


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

I lie with my soul among the cruel lions; even among the children of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 50:19

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

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they speak against me with their mouth, and swords are under their lips, for who reproveth them?

Psalm 64:2-6

Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers,

Psalm 109:2

for the mouth of the ungodly, yea and the mouth of the deceitful is opened upon me, and speak against me with false tongues.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue!

Psalm 140:2-3

which imagine mischief in their hearts, and stir up strife all the day long.

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things doth the LORD hate, and the seventh he utterly abhorreth:

Proverbs 12:18

A slanderous person pricketh like a sword; but a wise man's tongue is wholesome.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life stand in the power of the tongue; he that loveth it, shall enjoy the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 30:14

This peoples' teeth are swords, and with their jawbones they consume and devour the simple of the earth, and the poor from among men.

Jeremiah 9:3-4

They bend their tongues like bows, to shoot out lies: As for the truth, they may nothing away with all in the world. For they go from one wickedness to another, and hold nothing of me, sayeth the LORD.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then said they, "Come, let us imagine something against this Jeremiah." Yea, this did even the priests, to whom the law was committed: the Senators, that were the wisest: and the prophets, which wanted not the word of God. "Come," said they, "let us cut out his tongue, and let us not regard his words."

Matthew 26:59

The chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, for to put him to death,

Acts 6:11-13

Then sent they in men which said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God,"

Acts 24:1

After five days, Ananias the high priest descended, with elders and with a certain orator named Tertullus, and informed the ruler of Paul.

Acts 24:5

We have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of debate unto all the Jews throughout the world; And a maintainer of sedition, of the sect of the Nazarenes;

2 Corinthians 4:2

but have cast from us the cloaks of unhonesty, and walk not in craftiness, neither corrupt we the word of God: but walk in open truth, and report ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For these false apostles are deceitful workers, and fashion themselves like unto the apostles of Christ.

Revelation 12:10

And I heard a loud voice saying, "In heaven is now made salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: For he is cast down which accused them before God day and night:

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