Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

I am surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows whose tongues are like sharp swords.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Holman Bible

I am surrounded by lions;
I lie down with those who devour men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their tongues are sharp swords.

A Conservative Version

My soul is among lions. I lay among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

American Standard Version

My soul is among lions; I lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.

Amplified

My life is among lions; I must lie among those who are aflame -- "the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My soul is among lions, and I lie even among those that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Modern King James verseion

My soul is among lions; I lie among those on fire, the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I lie with my soul among the cruel lions; even among the children of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

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.

The Emphasized Bible

My soul, is in the midst of lions, I lie down amidst flames, As for the sons of men, Their teeth, are spear and arrows, And, their tongue, is a sharp sword.

Webster

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

World English Bible

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

My soul is in the midst of lions, I lie down among flames -- sons of men, Their teeth are a spear and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.

References

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Context Readings

Praise For God's Protection

3 He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth. 4 I am surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows whose tongues are like sharp swords. 5 Be exalted above the heavens, God! May your glory cover the earth!


Cross References

Psalm 58:6

God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; LORD, break the fangs of the young lions!

Psalm 55:21

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.

Proverbs 30:14

Some people have swords for teeth and knives for fangs to devour the afflicted from the earth and the needy from among mankind.

Psalm 35:17

LORD, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongues like swords, and aim their bitter words like arrows,

Proverbs 12:18

Some speak rashly like the cutting of a sword, but what the wise say promotes healing.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.

Judges 9:20

But if not, may fire spring out from Abimelech and consume the "lords" of Shechem and Beth-millo, and may fire spring out from the "lords" of Shechem and Beth-millo to consume Abimelech."

Psalm 10:9

Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.

Psalm 17:12-13

Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

Psalm 22:13-16

Their mouths are opened wide toward me, like roaring and attacking lions.

Psalm 59:7

Look what pours out of their mouths! They use their lips like swords, saying "Who will hear us?"

Proverbs 25:18

A club, a sword, and a sharp arrow that's what a man is who lies about his neighbor.

Proverbs 28:15

A roaring lion and a charging bear that's what a wicked tyrant is over poor people.

Daniel 6:22-24

My God sent his angel and sealed the mouths of the lions. They have not harmed me, proving that I'm innocent before him. Also against you, your majesty, I've committed no offense."

John 4:10-11

Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, "Please give me a drink,' you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water."

James 3:6

The tongue is a fire, a world of evil. Placed among the parts of our bodies, the tongue contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Revelation 19:15

A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

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