Psalm 109:2
New International Version
for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

New Living Translation
while the wicked slander me and tell lies about me.

English Standard Version
For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.

Berean Study Bible
For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

King James Bible
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

New King James Version
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

New American Standard Bible
For they have opened a wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

NASB 1995
For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

NASB 1977
For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Amplified Bible
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Christian Standard Bible
For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

American Standard Version
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceiver is opened against me; they have spoken with me with a false tongue.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for the mouth of the sinner and the mouth of the crafty man have been opened against me: they have spoken against me with a crafty tongue.

Contemporary English Version
Destructive and deceitful lies are told about me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
O God, be not thou silent in thy praise: for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me.

English Revised Version
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: they have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

Good News Translation
Wicked people and liars have attacked me. They tell lies about me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked and deceitful people have opened their mouths against me. They speak against me with lying tongues.

International Standard Version
for the mouths of wicked and deceitful people are opened against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me; They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

Literal Standard Version
For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, They have opened against me, They have spoken with me—A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred!

NET Bible
For they say cruel and deceptive things to me; they lie to me.

New Heart English Bible
for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.

World English Bible
for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, Against me they have opened, They have spoken with me -- A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of the Slandered
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, be not silent. 2For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues. 3They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:24
My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will become widows and your children will be fatherless.

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and violence; trouble and malice are under his tongue.

Psalm 31:18
May lying lips be silenced--lips that speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt.

Psalm 52:4
You love every word that devours, O deceitful tongue.

Psalm 119:69
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep Your precepts with all my heart.

Psalm 120:2
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and a deceitful tongue.


Treasury of Scripture

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

the mouth

Psalm 31:13,18
For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life…

Psalm 64:3,4
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: …

Psalm 140:3
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

of the deceitful.

Psalm 120:3
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 12:19
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.









(2) Of the deceitful.--Properly, as in margin, of deceit; consequently, to make the two expressions alike, it is proposed to read, instead of "mouth of the wicked" (properly, of a wicked man), "mouth of wickedness." In any case the best English equivalent will be, "a wicked mouth and a deceitful mouth." "A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword" (Whichcote).

Spoken against me.--Rather (comp. Psalm 12:3), talked with me.

Verse 2. - For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful; literally, of deceit - the abstract for the concrete. Are opened against me; literally, hare they opened upon me (Kay, Cheyne, Revised Version). They have spoken against ms with a lying tongue (comp. Psalm 27:12; Psalm 35:11). Calumny and misrepresentation are ever the portion of the children of God. David was calumniated by Saul (1 Samuel 22:7-13), by Absalom (2 Samuel 15:3, 4), by Shimei (2 Samuel 16:8), and others. One more perfect than David was even more calumniated (Matthew 11:19; Matthew 12:24; Matthew 26:61; Luke 23:2, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

wicked
רָשָׁ֡ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

and deceitful
מִ֭רְמָה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

mouths
פִ֪י (p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

open
פָּתָ֑חוּ (pā·ṯā·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

against me;
עָלַ֣י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they speak
דִּבְּר֥וּ (dib·bə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

against
אִ֝תִּ֗י (’it·tî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

me with lying
שָֽׁקֶר׃ (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

tongues.
לְשׁ֣וֹן (lə·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 3956: The tongue


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