Psalm 73:9 {72:9}
Good News Translation
They speak evil of God in heaven and give arrogant orders to everyone on earth,

Contemporary English Version
They dare to speak against God and to order others around.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.

New American Bible
They set their mouths against the heavens, their tongues roam the earth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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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.

2 Chronicles 32:15 Therefore let not Ezechias deceive you, nor delude you with a vain persuasion, and do not believe him. For if no god of all the nations and kingdoms, could deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers, consequently neither shall your God be able to deliver you out of my hand.

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

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?

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak words against the High One, and shall crush the saints of the most High: and he shall think himself able to change times and laws, and they shall be delivered into his hand until a time, and times, and half a time.

Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle and them that dwell in heaven.

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Psalm 52:4 Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.

Luke 18:4 And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God nor regard man,

James 3:6 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.

Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
8They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high. 9They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.10Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be found in them.…
Cross References
Revelation 13:6
And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle and them that dwell in heaven.

Psalm 12:4
Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?

Isaiah 3:8
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Juda is fallen: because their tongue, and their devices are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his majesty.

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.

Additional Translations
They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongues strut across the earth.They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.

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

They have set their mouth against heaven, and their tongue has gone through upon the earth.

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

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

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

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

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