Romans 3:13
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English Standard Version
“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.”

King James Bible
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

American Standard Version
Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips.

English Revised Version
Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:

Webster's Bible Translation
Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Weymouth New Testament
"Their throats resemble an opened grave; with their tongues they have been talking deceitfully." "The venom of vipers lies hidden behind their lips."

Romans 3:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Open sepulchre (τάφος ἀνεῳγμένος)

Lit., a sepulchre opened or standing open. Some explain the figure by the noisome exhalations from a tomb. Others refer it to a pit standing open and ready to devour, comparing Jeremiah 5:16, where the quiver of the Chaldaeans is called an open sepulchre. So Meyer and Morison. Godet compares the phrase used of a brutal man: "it seems as if he would like to eat you." Compare Dante's vision of the lion:

"With head uplifted and with ravenous hunger,

So that it seemed the air was afraid of him."

"Inferno," i., 47.

Have used deceit (εδολιουσαν)

Hebrew, they smoothed their tongues. Guile is contrasted with violence in the previous clause. Wyc., with their tongues they did guilingly. The imperfect tense denotes perseverance in their hypocritical professions.

Romans 3:13 Parallel Commentaries

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throat.

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Jeremiah 5:16 Their quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.

Matthew 23:27,28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like to white washed sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward...

with their.

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings...

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Psalm 12:3,4 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things...

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 52:2 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 fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies...

Jeremiah 9:3-5 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

Ezekiel 13:7 Have you not seen a vain vision, and have you not spoken a lying divination, whereas you say, The LORD said it...

Matthew 12:34,35 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!...

the poison.

Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Job 20:14-16 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him...

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Cross References
Psalm 5:9
For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 140:3
They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah

Romans 3:12
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one."

James 3:8
but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

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