Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

King James Version

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,

American Standard Version

Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,

Amplified

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,

Bible in Basic English

Who make their tongues sharp like a sword, and whose arrows are pointed, even bitter words;

Darby Translation

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who whet their tongue like a sword and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words

Julia Smith Translation

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, they bent their arrows a bitter word:

King James 2000

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Lexham Expanded Bible

who sharpen their tongue like a sword. They bend [their bow to shoot] their arrows--bitter words,

Modern King James verseion

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, they tread their arrows, even a bitter word,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

who have whet their tongue like a sword, and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words,

NET Bible

They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge,

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Who have sharpened, like a sword, their tongue, Have made ready their arrow - a bitter word;

Webster

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.

References

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Context Readings

Protection From Evildoers

2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity, 3 Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow, 4 To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.


Cross References

Psalm 58:7

Let them flow away like water that runs off; When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.

Psalm 11:2

For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

Psalm 57:4

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.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 30:14

There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.

Isaiah 54:17

"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:3

"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

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