Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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 For the music director; a well-written song by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: "David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech." Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man? God's loyal love protects me all day long! 2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver. 3 You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

I am surrounded by lions; I lie down among those who want to devour me; men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are a sharp sword.

Psalm 50:19

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

Psalm 59:7

Look, they hurl insults at me and openly threaten to kill me, for they say, "Who hears?"

Psalm 64:2-6

Hide me from the plots of evil men, from the crowd of evildoers.

Psalm 109:2

For they say cruel and deceptive things to me; they lie to me.

Psalm 120:2

I said, "O Lord, rescue me from those who lie with their lips and those who deceive with their tongue.

Psalm 140:2-3

who plan ways to harm me. All day long they stir up conflict.

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 12:18

Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 30:14

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords and whose molars are like knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among the human race.

Jeremiah 9:3-4

The Lord says, "These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. Indeed, they do one evil thing after another and do not pay attention to me.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then some people said, "Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God's word. Come on! Let's bring charges against him and get rid of him! Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says."

Matthew 26:59

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were trying to find false testimony against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

Acts 6:11-13

Then they secretly instigated some men to say, "We have heard this man speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

Acts 24:1

After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought formal charges against Paul to the governor.

Acts 24:5

For we have found this man to be a troublemaker, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience before God.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Revelation 12:10

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, "The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the ruling authority of his Christ, have now come, because the accuser of our brothers and sisters, the one who accuses them day and night before our God, has been thrown down.

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