New International Version
May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue--
King James Bible
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,
World English Bible
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Proud things - גדלות gedoloth, great things; great swelling words, both in their promises and in their commendations.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
proud. Heb. great
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
Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.
"While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.
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