Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 stretched forth his hand in his recompenses: he profaned his covenant 21 They were divided from the wrath of his mouth, and his heart drew near: his words were soft above oil, and they drawn swords. 22 Cast thy giving upon Jehovah and he will sustain thee: he will not give forever a wavering to the just one.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Thou wilt not draw me with the unjust, and with those working vanity, speaking peace with their neighbors, and evil in their heart

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions: I shall lie down with the flaming, the sons of man, their teeth spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 5:3-4

For the lips of the strange woman will drop droppings of the honeycomb, and her palate is smooth above oil:

Psalm 12:2

They will speak vanity each with his neighbor: smooth lips, with a heart and a heart will they speak

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they will gush out with their mouth: swords in their lips: for who heard?

Psalm 62:4

Surely they counseled to thrust down his lifting up: they will delight in falsehood: with their mouth they will praise, and in their inward parts they will curse. Silence.

Psalm 64:3

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, they bent their arrows a bitter word:

Proverbs 12:18

There is he talking idly as the piercings of the sword: and the tongue of the wise is healing.

Proverbs 26:24-26

He hating will be known by his lips, and he will set deceit in his midst;

Proverbs 26:28

A tongue of falsehood will hate its crushing, and a smooth mouth will make an overthrow.

Matthew 26:25

And Judas delivering him up, having answered, said, Far from it, am I, Rabbi? He said to him, Thou hast said.

Luke 20:20-21

And having observed narrowly, they sent liers-in-wait, feigning themselves to be just, that they might seize upon his word, to deliver him to the beginning and authority of the leader.

John 13:2

And supper having been, the devil having already cast into the heart of Judas Iscariot, of Simon, that he should deliver him up;

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