Psalm 140:3 {139:4}
Good News Translation
Their tongues are like deadly snakes; their words are like a cobra's poison.

Contemporary English Version
Their words bite deep like the poisonous fangs of a snake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.

New American Bible
Who sharpen their tongue like a serpent, venom of asps upon their lips. Selah

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.

sharpened

Psalm 52:2,3 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. . . .

Psalm 57:4 And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 59:7 Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?

Psalm 64:3,4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, . . .

Proverbs 12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Isaiah 59:3-5,13 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity. . . .

Jeremiah 9:3,5 And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord. . . .

James 3:6-8 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is placed among our members, which defileth the whole body and inflameth the wheel of our nativity, being set on fire by hell. . . .

like a serpent

Genesis 3:13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat.

Proverbs 23:32 But in the end, it will bite like a snake, and will spread abroad poison like a basilisk.

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ.

adders

Psalm 58:4 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:

Romans 3:13,14 Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips. . . .

Context
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
2Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles. 3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.4Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps:…
Cross References
Romans 3:13
Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips.

James 3:8
But the tongue no man can tame, an unquiet evil, full of deadly poison.

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow.

Psalm 57:4
And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 58:4
Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:

Psalm 64:3
For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

Lamentations 3:62
Sin. The lips of them that rise up against me: and their devices against me all the day.

Additional Translations
They make their tongues as sharp as serpents; the venom of vipers is on their lips. SelahThey have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders poison is under their lips. Selah

They have sharpened their tongue as the tongue of a serpent; the poison of asps is under their lips. Pause.

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adder's poison is under their lips. Selah.

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder is under their lips. Selah.
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