New Living Translation
Their tongues sting like a snake; the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude
King James Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
World English Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder is under their lips. Selah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
140:3 Tongues - Using words as sharp and piercing as the sting of a serpent.
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
"Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies." "Snake venom drips from their lips."
but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.
Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats. Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey--whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.
They spit venom like deadly snakes; they are like cobras that refuse to listen,
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.
My enemies whisper and mutter as they plot against me all day long.
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