Job 27:4
New International Version
my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.

New Living Translation
my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies.

English Standard Version
my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Berean Study Bible
my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

King James Bible
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

New King James Version
My lips will not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit.

New American Standard Bible
My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.

NASB 1995
My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.

NASB 1977
My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.

Amplified Bible
My lips will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue utter deceit.

Christian Standard Bible
my lips will not speak unjustly, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
my lips will not speak unjustly, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

American Standard Version
Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My lips will not speak evil and my tongue will not speak deceit

Brenton Septuagint Translation
my lips shall not speak evil words, neither shall my soul meditate unrighteous thoughts.

Contemporary English Version
I will tell only the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My lips shall not speak iniquity, neither shall my tongue contrive lying.

English Revised Version
Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.

Good News Translation
my lips will never say anything evil, my tongue will never tell a lie.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
my lips will not say anything wrong, and my tongue will not mumble anything deceitful.'

International Standard Version
I won't speak lies nor will I utter deceit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit;

Literal Standard Version
My lips do not speak perverseness, "" And my tongue does not utter deceit.

NET Bible
my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will whisper no deceit.

New Heart English Bible
surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.

World English Bible
surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.

Young's Literal Translation
My lips do not speak perverseness, And my tongue doth not utter deceit.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Affirms His Integrity
3as long as my breath is still within me and the breath of God remains in my nostrils, 4my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit. 5I will never say that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.…

Cross References
Job 6:28
But now, please look at me. Would I lie to your face?

Job 13:7
Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?

Job 16:17
yet my hands are free of violence and my prayer is pure.

Job 24:25
If this is not so, then who can prove me a liar and reduce my words to nothing?"

Job 33:3
My words are from an upright heart, and my lips speak sincerely what I know.


Treasury of Scripture

My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Job 13:7
Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Job 34:6
Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

John 8:55
Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.









Verse 4. - My lips shall not speak wickedness. Nothing shall induce him, Job says, to speak knowingly wicked words. Nor my tongue utter deceit. Neither will he be induced, whatever happens, to utter untruth. A confession of guilt, such as his friends have endeavoured to extort from him, would be both wicked and false.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
my lips
שְׂפָתַ֣י (śə·p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

will not
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

speak
תְּדַבֵּ֣רְנָה (tə·ḏab·bê·rə·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

wickedness,
עַוְלָ֑ה (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

and my tongue
וּ֝לְשׁוֹנִ֗י (ū·lə·šō·w·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue

will not
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

utter
יֶהְגֶּ֥ה (yeh·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1897: To moan, growl, utter, speak, muse

deceit.
רְמִיָּֽה׃ (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7423: Remissness, treachery


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