Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant. 21 His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords. 22 Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Don't draw me away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on 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. Her mouth is smoother than oil,

Psalm 12:2

Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"

Psalm 62:4

They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Proverbs 26:24-26

A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but he harbors evil in his heart.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Matthew 26:25

Judas, who betrayed him, answered, "It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?" He said to him, "You said it."

Luke 20:20-21

They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be righteous, that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor.

John 13:2

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

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