New American Standard Bible
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"
King James Bible
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: for who say they doth hear?
World English Bible
Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, they belch out with their mouths, Swords are in their lips, for 'Who heareth?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold, they belch out with their mouth - The word rendered "belch out" means properly to boil forth; to gush out, to flow; and then, to pour forth copiously, or in a running stream, as a fountain does. Hence, the word means also to pour out "words" - words that flow freely - words of folly, abuse, or reproach. Proverbs 15:2, "the mouth of fools poureth out (Margin, belcheth or babbleth) foolishness." Proverbs 15:28, "the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things;" that is, "gushes over" with wicked things - as a fountain overflows. In this place, the word means that the enemies of David who were in pursuit of his life, poured out reproaches and threatenings like a gushing fountain.
Swords are in their lips - Their words are as sharp swords. See the notes at Psalm 57:4.
For who, say they, doth hear? - That is, no one hears who will be able to punish us. They dread no man; and they have no fear of God. Compare the notes at Psalm 10:11. The words "say they" are, however, supplied here by the translators, and are not in the original; and the language "may" be understood as that of David himself, "as if" no one heard; that is, It is no wonder that they thus pour out words of reproach, for who "is" there to hear and to punish them? The former interpretation, however, is to be preferred. The language expresses the feelings of the enemies of David, who indulged freely in language of abuse and reproach "as if" there were none to hear.
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2 Kings 18:35
'Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"
"You say, 'What does God know? Can He judge through the thick darkness?
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it."
For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.
Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
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.
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