Psalm 59:7
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New International Version
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"

King James Bible
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: for who [say they] doth hear?

World English Bible
Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, they belch out with their mouths, Swords are in their lips, for 'Who heareth?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They belch out with their mouth - They use the lowest insult, the basest abuse. They deal in sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

swords

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Psalm 64:3-5 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words...

Psalm 109:2,3 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue...

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

who

Psalm 10:11,13 He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it...

Psalm 73:11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

Psalm 94:7-9 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it...

Job 22:12,13 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!...

Jeremiah 33:24 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off?...

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Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
2 Kings 18:35
Who of all the gods of these countries has been able to save his land from me? How then can the LORD deliver Jerusalem from my hand?"

Job 22:13
Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?

Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."

Psalm 22:16
Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.

Psalm 52:2
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.

Psalm 55:21
His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.

Psalm 57:4
I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

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