Psalm 5:9
New International Version
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.

New Living Translation
My enemies cannot speak a truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with flattery.

English Standard Version
For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

Berean Study Bible
For not a word they speak can be trusted; destruction lies within them. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.

New American Standard Bible
There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself. Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

New King James Version
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.

King James Bible
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Christian Standard Bible
For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.

Contemporary English Version
Nothing they say is true! They just want to destroy. Their words are deceitful like a hidden pit, and their tongues are good only for telling lies.

Good News Translation
What my enemies say can never be trusted; they only want to destroy. Their words are flattering and smooth, but full of deadly deceit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.

International Standard Version
But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.

NET Bible
For they do not speak the truth; their stomachs are like the place of destruction, their throats like an open grave, their tongues like a steep slope leading into it.

New Heart English Bible
For there is nothing reliable in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they flatter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because there is no righteousness in their mouths, but evil is within them, and their throats are like opened tombs and their tongues subvert.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Nothing in their mouths is truthful. Destruction comes from their hearts. Their throats are open graves. They flatter with their tongues.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there is no sincerity in their mouth; Their inward part is a yawning gulf, Their throat is an open sepulchre; They make smooth their tongue.

New American Standard 1977
There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself; Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For there is no uprightness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

King James 2000 Bible
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is pure wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

American King James Version
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

American Standard Version
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is very wickedness; Their throat is an open sepulchre; They flatter with their tongue.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is vain; their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is vain.

Darby Bible Translation
For there is no certainty in their mouth; their inward part is perversion, their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

English Revised Version
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness: their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

World English Bible
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
For there is no stability in their mouth. Their heart is mischiefs, An open grave is their throat, Their tongue they make smooth.
Study Bible
Give Ear to My Words
8Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make straight Your way before me. 9For not a word they speak can be trusted; destruction is within them. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice flattery. 10Declare them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own devices. Drive them out for their many transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.…
Cross References
Romans 3:13
Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The venom of vipers is on their lips.

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 7:14
Behold, the wicked man travails with evil; he conceives trouble and births falsehood.

Psalm 52:2
Your tongue devises destruction like a sharpened razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 52:3
You love evil more than good, falsehood more than speaking the truth. Selah

Psalm 55:11
Destruction is in the midst; oppression and deceit never leave the streets.

Proverbs 29:5
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Jeremiah 5:16
Their quivers are like open graves; they are all mighty warriors.

Treasury of Scripture

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

For

Psalm 36:1-4
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes…

Psalm 52:2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 58:3
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

faithfulness.

Psalm 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 58:2
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

Psalm 62:4
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

very wickedness.

Luke 11:44
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

Romans 3:13
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

they

Psalm 12:2,3
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak…

Job 32:21,22
Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man…

Proverbs 29:5
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

not a word
אֵ֪ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

they speak
בְּפִ֡יהוּ (bə·p̄î·hū)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

can be trusted;
נְכוֹנָה֮ (nə·ḵō·w·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

destruction
הַ֫וּ֥וֹת (haw·wō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1942: Desire, chasm, destruction

is within them.
קִרְבָּ֪ם (qir·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

Their throats
גְּרוֹנָ֑ם (gə·rō·w·nām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1627: Neck, throat

are open
פָּת֥וּחַ (pā·ṯū·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

graves;
קֶֽבֶר־ (qe·ḇer-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6913: A grave, sepulcher

their tongues
לְ֝שׁוֹנָ֗ם (lə·šō·w·nām)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

practice flattery.
יַחֲלִֽיקוּן׃ (ya·ḥă·lî·qūn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate
(9) In their mouth.--See margin.

Wickedness.--Properly, an abyss, from root "to fall," hence in parallelism with "open sepulcher" in next clause. This is an instance of introverted parallelism, "mouth" answering to "tongue." (See Bible Educator, iii. 50.)

An open sepulchre.--At once dangerous and noisome.

Flatter.--Literally, make smooth the tongue. (Comp. Psalm 12:2.) Shakespeare uses "smooth tongue." Comp. also--

"The subtle flend,

Though only strong with anger and disdain,

Dissembled, and this answer smooth returned."

MILTON, Par. Lost.

Verse 9. - For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; or, no steadfastness - "no sincerity" (Kay, Cheyne); see the comment on ver. 6. Their inward part is very wickedness; literally, wickednesses; i.e. nothing but wickedness. Their throat is an open sepulchre. "Emitting the noisome exhalations of a putrid heart" (Bishop Horns). They flatter with their tongue; literally, they make smooth their tongues, which may, perhaps, include flattery, but points rather to smooth arguments, specious reasonings, and the habit of making the worse appear the better cause (see the comment of Bishop Horsley, 'Book of Psalms,' vol. 1. pp. 154, 155). The last two clauses of this verse are quoted by St. Paul (Romans 3:13), and applied generally to the character of the ungodly. 5:7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.
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