New International Version
those who say, "By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us--who is lord over us?"
King James Bible
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Darby Bible Translation
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own: who [is] lord over us?
World English Bible
who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?"
Young's Literal Translation
Who said, 'By our tongue we do mightily: Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Our lips are our own - Many think, because they have the faculty of speaking, that therefore they may speak what they please.
Old MS - The qwilk sayd, our toung we sal wyrchip, our lippes er of us, qwas our Lorde? Tha Ypocrites worchepes thair toung; for that hee tham self janglyng and settes in thaire pouste to do mykil thyng and grete: and thai rose tham that thair lippes that es thair facund and thair wyls er of tham self, nought of God, ne of haly menes lare; for thi that say qua es our Lord? that es, qwat es he to qwas rewle and conversacioun we sal be undir lout? and confourme us til? Als so to say, That es none.
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our own. Heb. with us
LibraryThe Pharisee and the Publican
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.-- Luke, xviii. 10-13. In the beginning …
John Bunyan—The Pharisee And Publican
and my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.
They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.
Then they will say, "We have no king because we did not revere the LORD. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?"
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