Psalm 12:2
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New Living Translation
Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.

King James Bible
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Darby Bible Translation
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: with flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.

World English Bible
Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak.

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Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
THE Parables of the Ten Virgins' and of the Unfaithful Servant' close with a Discourse on the Last Things,' the final Judgment, and the fate of those Christ's Righ Hand and at His Left (St. Matt. xxv. 31-46). This final Judgment by our Lord forms a fundamental article in the Creed of the Church. It is the Christ Who comes, accompanied by the Angelic Host, and sits down on the throne of His Glory, when all nations are gathered before Him. Then the final separation is made, and joy or sorrow awarded
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Romans 16:18
Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.

1 Chronicles 12:33
From the tribe of Zebulun, there were 50,000 skilled warriors. They were fully armed and prepared for battle and completely loyal to David.

Psalm 4:2
How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make groundless accusations? How long will you continue your lies? Interlude

Psalm 10:7
Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats. Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked--with those who do evil--those who speak friendly words to their neighbors while planning evil in their hearts.

Psalm 36:3
Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good.

Psalm 41:6
They visit me as if they were my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.

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