Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.

New American Standard Bible

They have set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue parades through the earth.

King James Version

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

Holman Bible

They set their mouths against heaven,
and their tongues strut across the earth.

International Standard Version

They choose to speak against heaven; while they talk about things on earth.

A Conservative Version

They have set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.

Amplified


They set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue swaggers through the earth.

Bible in Basic English

Their mouth goes up to heaven; their tongues go walking through the earth.

Darby Translation

They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue will go in the earth.

King James 2000

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue roams the earth.

Modern King James verseion

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They stretch forth their mouth unto the heaven, and their tongue goeth through the world.

NET Bible

They speak as if they rule in heaven, and lay claim to the earth.

New Heart English Bible

They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

They have set, in the heavens, their mouth, And, their tongue, marcheth through the earth.

Webster

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

World English Bible

They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.

Verse Info

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

8 They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily. 9 They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return hither: And waters of a full cup are drained by them.


Cross References

Revelation 13:6

And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven.

Exodus 5:2

And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, that I should hearken unto his voice to let Israel go? I know not Jehovah, and moreover I will not let Israel go.

2 Chronicles 32:15

Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you after this manner, neither believe ye him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?

Job 21:14

And they say unto God, Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Psalm 52:4

Thou lovest all devouring words, thou deceitful tongue.

Daniel 3:15

Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made, well : but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Daniel 7:25

And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.

Luke 18:4

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire: the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the wheel of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

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