New International Version
Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
King James Bible
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the lying lips become dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
World English Bible
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.
Young's Literal Translation
Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the lying lips be put to silence - As to my enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices. See Jeremiah 18:18.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
grievous things [heb.] a hard thing
LibraryGoodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
My Spirit on Thy Care
to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
1 Samuel 2:3
"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.
2 Kings 2:23
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. "Get out of here, baldy!" they said. "Get out of here, baldy!"
How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods
They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.
for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
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