Psalm 55:21 {54:22}
Good News Translation
His words were smoother than cream, but there was hatred in his heart; his words were as soothing as oil, but they cut like sharp swords.

Contemporary English Version
His words were smoother than butter, and softer than olive oil. But hatred filled his heart, and he was ready to attack with a sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts.

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They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts.

The words

Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not: Who speak peace with their neighbour, but evils are in their hearts.

Psalm 57:4 And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 62:4 But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.

Psalm 64:3 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

Proverbs 5:3,4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword. . . .

Proverbs 12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 26:24-26,28 An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit. . . .

Matthew 26:25 And Judas that betrayed him answering, said: Is it I, Rabbi? He saith to him: Thou hast said it.

Luke 20:20,21 And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor. . . .

war

John 13:2 And when supper was done (the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him),

Context
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
20He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant, 21They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts.22Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall not suffer the just to waver for ever.…
Cross References
Psalm 12:2
They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.

Psalm 28:3
Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not: Who speak peace with their neighbour, but evils are in their hearts.

Psalm 35:20
For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

Psalm 57:4
And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 59:7
Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?

Psalm 62:4
But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.

Psalm 120:7
With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.

Proverbs 5:3
But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword.

Proverbs 5:4
Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.

Additional Translations
His speech is smooth as butter, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, yet they are swords unsheathed.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.

His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords.

They were scattered at the anger of his countenance, and his heart drew nigh them. His words were smoother than oil, yet are they darts.

Smooth were the milky [words] of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

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.

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.
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