Psalm 140:3
Text Analysis
8150 [e]שָֽׁנֲנ֣וּ
They sharpenV-Qal-Perf-3cp
3956 [e]לְשׁוֹנָם֮
their tonguesN-csc | 3mp
3644 [e]כְּֽמוֹ־
5175 [e]נָ֫חָ֥שׁ
a serpentN-ms
2534 [e]חֲמַ֥ת
the poisonN-fsc
5919 [e]עַכְשׁ֑וּב
of aspsN-ms
8478 [e]תַּ֖חַת
[is] underPrep
8193 [e]שְׂפָתֵ֣ימוֹ
their lipsN-fdc | 3mp
5542 [e]סֶֽלָה׃

Hebrew Texts
תהילים 140:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
שָֽׁנֲנ֣וּ לְשֹׁונָם֮ כְּֽמֹו־נָ֫חָ֥שׁ חֲמַ֥ת עַכְשׁ֑וּב תַּ֖חַת שְׂפָתֵ֣ימֹו סֶֽלָה׃

תהילים 140:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
שננו לשונם כמו־נחש חמת עכשוב תחת שפתימו סלה׃

תהילים 140:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
שננו לשונם כמו־נחש חמת עכשוב תחת שפתימו סלה׃

תהילים 140:3 Hebrew Bible
שננו לשונם כמו נחש חמת עכשוב תחת שפתימו סלה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.

King James Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah
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