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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.

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 butter,
But his heart was hostile;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn 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.

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 out his hand against those who were at peace with him; he has not kept his agreement. 21 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. 22 Put your cares on the Lord, and he will be your support; he will not let the upright man be moved.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Do not take me away with the sinners and the workers of evil, who say words of peace to their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I am stretched out among those who are on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongue is a sharp sword.

Proverbs 5:3-4

For honey is dropping from the lips of the strange woman, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

Psalm 12:2

Everyone says false words to his neighbour: their tongues are smooth in their talk, and their hearts are full of deceit.

Psalm 59:7

See, hate is dropping from their lips; curses are on their tongues: they say, Who gives attention to it?

Psalm 62:4

Their only thought is to put him down from his place of honour; their delight is in deceit: blessing is in their mouths but cursing in their hearts. (Selah.)

Psalm 64:3

Who make their tongues sharp like a sword, and whose arrows are pointed, even bitter words;

Proverbs 12:18

There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.

Proverbs 26:24-26

With his lips the hater makes things seem what they are not, but deceit is stored up inside him;

Proverbs 26:28

A false tongue has hate for those who have clean hearts, and a smooth mouth is a cause of falling.

Matthew 26:25

And Judas, who was false to him, made answer and said, Is it I, Master? He says to him, Yes.

Luke 20:20-21

And they kept watch on him, and sent out secret representatives, who were acting the part of good men, in order that they might get something from his words, on account of which they might give him up to the government and into the power of the ruler.

John 13:2

So while a meal was going on, the Evil One having now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to be false to him,

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