New International Version
Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
King James Bible
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
Darby Bible Translation
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.
World English Bible
For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.
Young's Literal Translation
For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thy mouth uttereth - In attempting to justify thyself, thou hast added iniquity to sin, and hast endeavored to impute blame to thy Maker.
The tongue of the crafty - Thou hast varnished thy own conduct, and used sophistical arguments to defend thyself. Thou resemblest those cunning persons, ערומים arumim, who derive their skill and dexterity from the old serpent, "the nachash, who was ערום arum, subtle, or crafty, beyond all the beasts of the field;" Genesis 3:1. Thy wisdom is not from above, but from beneath.
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uttereth. Heb. teacheth
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Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
All are Sinners.
The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.
But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless?
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