Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 imagine evil against a man? you shall be slain all of you: as a leaning wall shall you be, and as a tottering fence. 4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. 5 My soul, wait you only upon God; for my expectation is from him.


Cross References

Psalm 28:3

Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Psalm 55:21

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.

Psalm 2:1-3

Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Psalm 5:9

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is pure wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 52:3

You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Psalm 119:163

I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.

Proverbs 6:17

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 13:5

A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

Hosea 7:3

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

Matthew 2:3-4

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the region thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Matthew 22:15

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

Matthew 22:23

The same day came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,

Matthew 22:34-35

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

Matthew 26:3-4

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

Matthew 27:1

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

Luke 11:39

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

Luke 20:20

And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who should pretend themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 11:47-50

Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles.

Acts 4:16-17

Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle has been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

Acts 4:25-28

Who by the mouth of your servant David has said, Why did the nations rage, and the people imagine vain things?

Romans 1:32

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Romans 7:22

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

Revelation 22:15

For outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.

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