New International Version
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
King James Bible
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Darby Bible Translation
For there is no certainty in their mouth; their inward part is perversion, their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
World English Bible
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue.
Young's Literal Translation
For there is no stability in their mouth. Their heart is mischiefs, An open grave is their throat, Their tongue they make smooth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
No faithfulness in their mouth - They make professions of friendship; but all is hollow and deceitful: "They flatter with their tongue."
Very wickedness - Their heart is full of all kinds of depravity.
Their throat is an open sepulcher - It is continually gaping for the dead; and sends forth effluvia destructive to the living. I fear that this is too true a picture of the whole human race, totally corrupt within, and abominable without. The heart is the center and spring of this corruption; and the words and actions of men, which proceed from this source, will send out incessant streams of various impurity; and thus they continue till the grace of God changes and purifies the heart.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
faithfulness. or, stedfastness
very wickedness. Heb. wickedness
LibraryA Staircase of Three Steps
'All those that put their trust in Thee ... them also that love Thy name ... the righteous.'--PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
Covenanting a Duty.
"Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips."
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.
Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.
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