New International Version
my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.
King James Bible
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Darby Bible Translation
My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My lips shall not speak wickedness - As I have hitherto lived in all good conscience before God, as he knoweth, so will I continue to live.
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LibraryThe Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
"But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?
Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?
yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure.
"If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?"
My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know.
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