Parallel Verses

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

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.

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.

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

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 you threaten a man?
Will all of you attack
as if he were a leaning wall
or a tottering stone fence?
4 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
5 Rest in God alone, my soul,
for my hope comes from Him.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with the evildoers,
who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors
while malice is in their hearts.

Psalm 55:21

His buttery words are smooth,
but war is in his heart.
His words are softer than oil,
but they are drawn swords.

Psalm 2:1-3

Why do the nations rebel
and the peoples plot in vain?

Psalm 5:9

For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.

Psalm 51:6

Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within.

Psalm 52:3

You love evil instead of good,
lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah

Psalm 119:163

I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love Your instruction.

Proverbs 6:17

arrogant eyes, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 13:5

The righteous hate lying,
but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.

Hosea 7:3

They please the king with their evil,
the princes with their lies.

Matthew 2:3-4

When King Herod heard this, he was deeply disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.

Matthew 22:23

The same day some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up to Him and questioned Him:

Matthew 22:34-35

When the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they came together.

Matthew 26:3-4

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

Matthew 27:1

When daybreak came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him: “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil.

Luke 20:20

They watched closely and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, so they could catch Him in what He said, to hand Him over to the governor’s rule and authority.

John 8:44

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

John 11:47-50

So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do since this man does many signs?

Acts 4:16-17

saying, “What should we do with these men? For an obvious sign, evident to all who live in Jerusalem, has been done through them, and we cannot deny it!

Acts 4:25-28

You said through the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David Your servant:Why did the Gentiles rage
and the peoples plot futile things?

Romans 1:32

Although they know full well God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die—they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.

Romans 7:22

For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God’s law.

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

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