Psalm 12:4
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New Living Translation
They say, "We will lie to our hearts' content. Our lips are our own--who can stop 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?'

Psalm 12:4 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:4 Prevail - By raising and spreading evil reports concerning him. Our own - At our own disposal to speak what we please, who can control or restrain us?

Psalm 12:4 Parallel Commentaries

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

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
Psalm 13:4
Don't let my enemies gloat, saying, "We have defeated him!" Don't let them rejoice at my downfall.

Psalm 73:8
They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they seek to crush others.

Psalm 73:9
They boast against the very heavens, and their words strut throughout the earth.

Hosea 7:16
They look everywhere except to the Most High. They are as useless as a crooked bow. Their leaders will be killed by their enemies because of their insolence toward me. Then the people of Egypt will laugh at them.

Hosea 10:3
Then they will say, "We have no king because we didn't fear the LORD. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us anyway?"

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