Psalm 64:3 {63:4}
Good News Translation
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like arrows.

Contemporary English Version
Their words cut like swords, and their cruel remarks sting like sharp arrows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

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For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

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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.

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 30:14 A generation that for teeth hath swords, and grindeth with their jaw teeth, to devour the needy from off the earth, and the poor from among men.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: and every tongue that resisteth thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord, and their justice with me, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3 And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.

James 3:6-8 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is placed among our members, which defileth the whole body and inflameth the wheel of our nativity, being set on fire by hell. . . .

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Psalm 11:2 In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.

Psalm 58:7 They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent his bow till they be weakened.

Context
The Hurtful Tongue
2Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. 3For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,4To shoot in secret the undefiled.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:2
In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.

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 58:7
They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent his bow till they be weakened.

Psalm 140:3
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.

Jeremiah 9:3
And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.

Additional Translations
who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows,Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,

who have sharpened their tongues as a sword; they have bent their bow maliciously;

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, [and] have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;

Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words:

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.
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