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American Standard Version

They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Holman Bible

They only plan to bring him down
from his high position.
They take pleasure in lying;
they bless with their mouths,
but they curse inwardly.Selah

International Standard Version

They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude

A Conservative Version

They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Amplified

They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him]; they delight in lies. They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Bible in Basic English

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.)

Darby Translation

They only consult to thrust him down from his excellency; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but in their inward part they curse. Selah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They only consult to cast him down from his greatness; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse in their inward parts. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They only plan to thrust [him] down from his high position; they are pleased [with] deception. With their mouths they bless, but {inwardly} they curse. Selah

Modern King James verseion

Surely they have plotted to cast him down from his great height; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse in their heart. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Their device is only how to put him out, whom God will exalt; their delight is in lies. They give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart. Selah.

NET Bible

They spend all their time planning how to bring him down. They love to use deceit; they pronounce blessings with their mouths, but inwardly they utter curses. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, from his elevation, they have taken counsel to thrust him down, They accept falsehood, - With his mouth, they each of them bless, But, inwardly, they revile. Selah.

Webster

They only consult to cast him down from his excellence: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

World English Bible

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Only -- from his excellency They have consulted to drive away, They enjoy a lie, with their mouth they bless, And with their heart revile. Selah.

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Trust In God Alone

3 How long will ye set upon a man, That ye may slay him , all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? 4 They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah 5 My soul, wait thou in silence for God only; For my expectation is from him.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Draw me not away with the wicked, And with the workers of iniquity; That speak peace with their neighbors, But mischief is in their hearts.

Psalm 55:21

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

Psalm 2:1-3

Why do the nations rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing?

Psalm 5:9

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is very wickedness; Their throat is an open sepulchre; They flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 52:3

Thou lovest evil more than good, And lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah

Psalm 119:163

I hate and abhor falsehood; But thy law do I love.

Proverbs 6:17

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood;

Proverbs 13:5

A righteous man hateth lying; But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

Hosea 7:3

They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Matthew 2:3-4

And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the Wise-men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the Wise-men.

Matthew 22:15

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might ensnare him in his talk.

Matthew 22:23

On that day there came to him Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection: and they asked him,

Matthew 22:34-35

But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, gathered themselves together.

Matthew 26:3-4

Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;

Matthew 27:1

Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Luke 11:39

And the Lord said unto him, Now ye the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.

Luke 20:20

And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.

John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

John 11:47-50

The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many signs.

Acts 4:16-17

saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been wrought through them, is manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

Acts 4:25-28

who by the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David thy servant, didst say, Why did the Gentiles rage, And the peoples imagine vain things?

Romans 1:32

who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practise such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practise them.

Romans 7:22

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Revelation 22:15

Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.

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