New Living Translation
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.
King James Bible
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
Darby Bible Translation
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;
World English Bible
who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,
Young's Literal Translation
Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.
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The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey--whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.
May they disappear like water into thirsty ground. Make their weapons useless in their hands.
Their tongues sting like a snake; the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude
"My people bend their tongues like bows to shoot out lies. They refuse to stand up for the truth. They only go from bad to worse. They do not know me," says the LORD.
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