New International Version
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
King James Bible
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Darby Bible Translation
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.
World English Bible
Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor - They are false and hollow; they say one thing while they mean another; there is no trusting to what they say.
Flattering lips, and with a double heart do they speak - בלב ולב beleb valeb, "With a heart and a heart." They seem to have two hearts; one to speak fair words, and the other to invent mischief. The old MS. both translates and paraphrases curiously.
Trans. Dayn spak ilkan til his neghbur: swykil lippis in hert, and thurgh hert thai spak.
Par - Sothfastnes es lessed, and falsed waxes: and al sa vayn spak ilkone to bygyle his neghbur: and many spendes thair tyme in vayne speche withoutyn profyte and gastely frute. And that er swyku lippis; that er jangelers berkand ogaynes sothfastnes. And swykel, for thai speke in hert and thurgh hert; that es in dubil hert, qwen a fals man thynkes ane, and sais another, to desaif hym that he spekes with.
This homely comment cannot be mended.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a double heart. Heb. an heart and an heart
LibraryThe Pharisee and the Publican
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.-- Luke, xviii. 10-13. In the beginning …
John Bunyan—The Pharisee And Publican
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
1 Chronicles 12:33
from Zebulun, experienced soldiers prepared for battle with every type of weapon, to help David with undivided loyalty--50,000;
How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods
His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.
When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.
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