Psalm 12:3
New International Version
May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue—

New Living Translation
May the LORD cut off their flattering lips and silence their boastful tongues.

English Standard Version
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,

Berean Study Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue.

King James Bible
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

New King James Version
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud things,

New American Standard Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;

NASB 1995
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;

NASB 1977
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;

Amplified Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things [in boasting];

Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaketh great things;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH will destroy all duplicitous lips and tongues that speak proud things.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the Lord destroy all the deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks great words:

Contemporary English Version
Won't you chop off all flattering tongues that brag so loudly?

Douay-Rheims Bible
May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.

English Revised Version
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh great things:

Good News Translation
Silence those flattering tongues, O LORD! Close those boastful mouths that say,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the LORD cut off every flattering lip and every bragging tongue

International Standard Version
The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things,

JPS Tanakh 1917
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaketh proud things!

Literal Standard Version
YHWH cuts off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,

NET Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts!

New Heart English Bible
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,

World English Bible
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Godly are No More
2They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart. 3May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue. 4They say, “With our tongues we will prevail. We own our lips—who can be our master?”…

Cross References
James 3:5
In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it boasts of great things. Consider how small a spark sets a great forest ablaze.

Revelation 13:5
The beast was given a mouth to speak arrogant and blasphemous words, and authority to act for 42 months.

Daniel 7:8
While I was contemplating the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like those of a man and a mouth that spoke words of arrogance.

Hosea 7:16
They turn, but not to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword for the cursing of their tongue; for this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things:

cut

Job 32:22
For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

tongue

Psalm 17:10
They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:8,9
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily…

Exodus 15:9
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

proud.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.









(3) The Lord shall.--Translate, May Jehovah cut off.

Proud things.--Literally, great things. Vulg., linguam magniloquam.

Verse 3. - The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips. The complaint having been made, a threat follows (comp. Psalm 10:15; Psalm 11:6; Psalm 17:13, etc.). The men who flatter with their lips, beguiling and cozening their victims to get them completely into their power, shall be "cut off" from the congregation (see Genesis 17:14; Exodus 12:15, 19; Leviticus 7:20, 27; Leviticus 17:10, etc.). And the tongue that speaketh proud things; literally, greet rhinos; but proud and lofty boastings are intended (comp. Daniel 7:8, 20). The same man sometimes cozens with smooth words, sometimes blusters and talks big.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

cut off
יַכְרֵ֣ת (yaḵ·rêṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

flattering
חֲלָק֑וֹת (ḥă·lā·qō·wṯ)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

lips,
שִׂפְתֵ֣י (śip̄·ṯê)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and the tongue
לָ֝שׁ֗וֹן (lā·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue

that speaks
מְדַבֶּ֥רֶת (mə·ḏab·be·reṯ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

proud things.
גְּדֹלֽוֹת׃ (gə·ḏō·lō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent


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