Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

American Standard Version

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

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 speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression. 9 They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth. 10 Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.


Cross References

Revelation 13:6

He opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his dwelling, those who dwell in heaven.

Exodus 5:2

Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should listen to his voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and moreover I will not let Israel go."

2 Chronicles 32:15

Now therefore do not let Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you in this way, neither believe 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 will your God deliver you out of my hand?"

Job 21:14

They tell God, 'Depart from us, for we do not want to know about your ways.

Psalm 52:4

You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.

Daniel 3:15

Now if you are ready whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music to fall down and worship the image which I have made, well: but if you do not worship, you 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

He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall oppress the holy ones of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given over to him until a time and times and half a time.

Luke 18:4

He would not for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

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