New International Version
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.
King James Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
Darby Bible Translation
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.
World English Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
Young's Literal Translation
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit, He ceased to act prudently -- to do good.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity - In the principle; and deceit calculated to pervert others, and lead them astray.
He hath left off to be wise, and to do good - His heart is become foolish, and his actions wicked. He has cut off the connection between himself and all righteousness.
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His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?
"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good."
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