Psalm 140:3
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New International Version
They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips.

New Living Translation
Their tongues sting like a snake; the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude

English Standard Version
They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah

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

International Standard Version
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the venom of vipers is on their lips. Interlude

NET Bible
Their tongues wound like a serpent; a viper's venom is behind their lips. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who have sharpened their tongues like a snake and the venom of an asp is under their lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's [fang]. Their lips hide the venom of poisonous snakes. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Vipers' venom is under their lips. Selah

New American Standard 1977
They sharpen their tongues as a serpent;
            Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

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

American Standard Version
They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders poison is under their lips. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of saps is under their lips.

Darby Bible Translation
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

English Revised Version
They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adder's poison is under their lips. Selah.

World English Bible
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder is under their lips. Selah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
140:1-7 The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If he be for us, who can be against us? We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not. God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.
Study Bible
Deliver Me, O Lord, from the Evil Man
2Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars. 3They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah. 4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.…
Cross References
Romans 3:13
Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit; the venom of vipers is on their lips;

James 3:8
but no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 58:4
They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

Psalm 64:3
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword. They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Lamentations 3:62
The lips of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.
Treasury of Scripture

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

sharpened

Psalm 52:2,3 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully…

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on …

Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: …

Psalm 64:3,4 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot …

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

Isaiah 59:3-5,13 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

Jeremiah 9:3,5 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

James 3:6-8 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among …

like a serpent

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? …

Proverbs 23:32 At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder.

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

adders

Psalm 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf …

Romans 3:13,14 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used …

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