Psalm 144:8
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New American Standard Bible
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

King James Bible
Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Darby Bible Translation
Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

World English Bible
whose mouths speak deceit, Whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Young's Literal Translation
Because their mouth hath spoken vanity, And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Those mouth speaketh vanity - Vain things; things not real and true; falsehood; lies. See the notes at Psalm 24:4. The idea is, that what they said had no foundation in truth - no reality. Truth is solid and reliable; falsehood is unreliable and vain.

And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood - The meaning here seems to be that even under the solemnities of an oath, when they lifted up their hands to swear, when they solemnly appealed to God, there was no reliance to be placed on what they affirmed or promised. Oaths were taken by lifting up the right hand as toward God. See Genesis 14:22; Exodus 6:8 (Margin, and Hebrew); Deuteronomy 32:40.

Psalm 144:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

The Knowledge of God Conspicuous in the Creation, and Continual Government of the World.
1. The invisible and incomprehensible essence of God, to a certain extent, made visible in his works. 2. This declared by the first class of works--viz. the admirable motions of the heavens and the earth, the symmetry of the human body, and the connection of its parts; in short, the various objects which are presented to every eye. 3. This more especially manifested in the structure of the human body. 4. The shameful ingratitude of disregarding God, who, in such a variety of ways, is manifested within
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Genesis 14:22
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

Deuteronomy 32:40
'Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven, And say, as I live forever,

Psalm 12:2
They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 41:6
And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.

Psalm 106:26
Therefore He swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness,

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"

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