Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.

King James Version

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Holman Bible

His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but they are drawn swords.

International Standard Version

His mouth is as smooth as butter, while war is in his heart. His words were as smooth as olive oil, while his sword is drawn.

A Conservative Version

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

American Standard Version

His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords.

Amplified

The words of his mouth were smoother than cream or butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Bible in Basic English

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, but they were sharp swords.

Darby Translation

Smooth were the milky words of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Julia Smith Translation

They were divided from the wrath of his mouth, and his heart drew near: his words were soft above oil, and they drawn swords.

King James 2000

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The {buttery words} of his mouth were smooth, but [there was] battle in his heart. His words were smoother than oil, but they [were] drawn swords.

Modern King James verseion

The butterings of his mouth were forked, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Their mouths are softer than butter, and yet have they battle in their mind: their words are smoother than oil, and yet be they very swords.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

The Emphasized Bible

Smoother than curds, were the words of his mouth, But, war, was in his heart, - Softer his words than oil, Yet, they, were drawn swords!

Webster

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

World English Bible

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Betrayal By A Friend

20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has violated his covenant. 21 His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords. 22 Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 5:3-4

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"

Psalm 62:4

They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 26:24-26

He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Matthew 26:25

And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, "Surely it is not I, Rabbi?" Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself."

Luke 20:20-21

So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.

John 13:2

During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,

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