New Living Translation
They don't talk of peace; they plot against innocent people who mind their own business.
King James Bible
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
Darby Bible Translation
For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.
World English Bible
For they don't speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
Young's Literal Translation
For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they devise,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
35:20 For - They breathe out nothing but threatenings and war; they use not open violence but subtile artifices, against me and my followers, who desire nothing more than to live quietly and peaceably.
LibraryOpposition to Messiah Unreasonable
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD , and against His Anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. I t is generally admitted, that the institutes of Christianity, as contained in the New Testament, do at least exhibit a beautiful and salutary system of morals; and that a sincere compliance with the precepts of our Lord and His apostles, …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
Notes on the Third Century
Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps to kill me. Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me. All day long they plan their treachery.
His words are as smooth as butter, but in his heart is war. His words are as soothing as lotion, but underneath are daggers!
I am tired of living among people who hate peace.
For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows. They speak friendly words to their neighbors while scheming in their heart to kill them.
The rich among you have become wealthy through extortion and violence. Your citizens are so used to lying that their tongues can no longer tell the truth.
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