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
CommentaryWesley'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?
LibraryAppendix 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
Don't let my enemies gloat, saying, "We have defeated him!" Don't let them rejoice at my downfall.
They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they seek to crush others.
They boast against the very heavens, and their words strut throughout the earth.
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.
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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