Psalm 12:4 {11:5}
Good News Translation
"With our words we get what we want. We will say what we wish, and no one can stop us."

Contemporary English Version
They say to themselves, "We are great speakers. No one else has a chance."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?

New American Bible
Those who say, “By our tongues we prevail; when our lips speak, who can lord it over us?”

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Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?

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Jeremiah 18:18 And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremiah: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words.

James 3:5,6 Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood. . . .

our own.

Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.

Exodus 5:2 But he answered: Who is the Lord, that I should hear his voice, and let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

Job 21:14,15 Who have said to God: Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. . . .

Jeremiah 2:31 See ye the word of the Lord: Am I become a wilderness to Israel, or a lateward springing land? why then have my people said: We are revolted, we will come to thee no more?

Daniel 3:15 Now, therefore, if you be ready, at what hour soever, you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of all kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the statue which I have made: but if you do not adore, you shall be cast the same hour into the furnace of burning fire: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hand?

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

Context
The Godly are No More
3May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. 4Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?5By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.…
Cross References
Psalm 13:4
Consider, and hear me, O Lord, my God. Enlighten my eyes, that I never sleep in death:

Psalm 73:8
They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.

Psalm 73:9
They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.

Hosea 7:16
They returned, that they might be without yoke: they became like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword, for the rage of their tongue. This is their derision in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 10:3
For now they shall say: We have no king: because we fear not the Lord: and what shall a king do to us?

Additional Translations
They say, “With our tongues we will prevail. We own our lips—who can be our master?”Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; Our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

who have said, We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own: who is Lord of us?

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own: who [is] lord over us?

Who have said, with our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?"

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