Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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 have sharpened their tongues like a sword.
They aim venomous words as 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;

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,

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 gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers, 3 who have whet their tongue like a sword, and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words, 4 That they may privily hurt the innocent, and suddenly hit him without any fear.


Cross References

Psalm 58:7

Let them fall away like water that runneth a pace; and when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.

Psalm 11:2

For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.

Psalm 57:4

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.

Proverbs 12:18

A slanderous person pricketh like a sword; but a wise man's tongue is wholesome.

Proverbs 30:14

This peoples' teeth are swords, and with their jawbones they consume and devour the simple of the earth, and the poor from among men.

Isaiah 54:17

but all the weapons that are made against thee, shall not prosper. And as for all tongues that shall resist thee in judgment, thou shalt overcome them, and condemn them. This is the heritage of the LORD's servants, and the righteousness that they shall have of me, sayeth the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:3

They bend their tongues like bows, to shoot out lies: As for the truth, they may nothing away with all in the world. For they go from one wickedness to another, and hold nothing of me, sayeth the LORD.

James 3:6-8

and the tongue is fire, and a world of wickedness. So is the tongue set among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth afire all that we have of nature, and is itself set afire, even of hell.

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