New International Version
"Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips."
King James Bible
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Darby Bible Translation
their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; asps' poison [is] under their lips:
World English Bible
"Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"
Young's Literal Translation
A sepulchre opened is their throat; with their tongues they used deceit; poison of asps is under their lips.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their throat is an open sepulchre - This and all the following verses to the end of the 18th are found in the Septuagint, but not in the Hebrew text; and it is most evident that it was from this version that the apostle quoted, as the verses cannot be found in any other place with so near an approximation to the apostle's meaning and words. The verses in question, however, are not found in the Alexandrian MS. But they exist in the Vulgate, the Ethiopic, and the Arabic. As the most ancient copies of the Septuagint do not contain these verses, some contend that the apostle has quoted them from different parts of Scripture; and later transcribers of the Septuagint, finding that the 10th, 11th, and 12th, verses were quoted from the xivth Psalm, imagined that the rest were found originally there too, and so incorporated them in their copies, from the apostle's text.
Their throat is an open sepulchre - By their malicious and wicked words they bury, as it were, the reputation of all men. The whole of this verse appears to belong to their habit of lying, defamation, slandering, etc., by which they wounded, blasted, and poisoned the reputation of others.
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'There is no difference.'--ROMANS iii. 22. The things in which all men are alike are far more important than those in which they differ. The diversities are superficial, the identities are deep as life. Physical processes and wants are the same for everybody. All men, be they kings or beggars, civilised or savage, rich or poor, wise or foolish, cultured or illiterate, breathe the same breath, hunger and thirst, eat and drink, sleep, are smitten by the same diseases, and die at last the same death. …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
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Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips.
All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
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