Psalm 12:2
New International Version
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.

New Living Translation
Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.

English Standard Version
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

Berean Study Bible
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.

New American Standard Bible
They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

King James Bible
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Christian Standard Bible
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone tells lies, and no one is sincere.

Good News Translation
All of them lie to one another; they deceive each other with flattery.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.

International Standard Version
Everyone speaks lies to his neighbor; they speak with flattering lips and hidden motives.

NET Bible
People lie to one another; they flatter and deceive.

New Heart English Bible
Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The children of men speak emptiness, and a man with his neighbor with duplicitous lips; they speak with a double heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All people speak foolishly. They speak with flattering lips. They say one thing but mean another.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour; With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.

New American Standard 1977
They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Each one speaks vanity with his neighbour: they speak with flattering lips and with a double heart.

King James 2000 Bible
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

American King James Version
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

American Standard Version
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor: With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Every one has spoken vanity to his neighbour: their lips are deceitful, they have spoken with a double heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have spoken vain things every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.

Darby Bible Translation
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.

English Revised Version
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and 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.
Study Bible
The Godly are No More
1For the choirmaster. According to Sheminith. A Psalm of David. Help, O LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men. 2They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart. 3May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things.…
Cross References
Romans 16:18
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

1 Chronicles 12:33
From Zebulun: 50,000 fit for service, trained for battle with all kinds of weapons of war, who with one purpose were devoted to David.

Psalm 4:2
How long, O men, will my honor be maligned? How long will you love vanity and seek after lies? Selah

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

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.

Psalm 36:3
The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing.

Psalm 41:6
My visitor speaks falsehood; he gathers slander in his heart; he goes out and spreads it abroad.

Psalm 55:21
His speech is smooth as butter, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, yet they are swords unsheathed.

Psalm 144:8
whose mouths speak falsehood, whose right hands are deceitful.

Psalm 144:11
Set me free and rescue me from the grasp of foreigners, whose mouths speak falsehood, whose right hands are deceitful.

Proverbs 27:14
If one blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted to him as a curse.

Isaiah 58:9
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry out, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and malicious talk,

Jeremiah 9:4
"Let everyone guard against his neighbor; do not trust any brother, for every brother deals craftily, and every friend spreads slander.

Jeremiah 9:8
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.

Jeremiah 12:6
Even your brothers--your own father's household--even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

Daniel 11:27
And the two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will speak lies at the same table, but to no avail, for still the end will come at the appointed time.

Treasury of Scripture

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

They

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psalm 36:3,4
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good…

Psalm 38:12
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

flattering

Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 28:3
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

Psalm 62:4
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

a double heart.

1 Chronicles 12:33
Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.

James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.







Lexicon
They lie
שָׁ֤וְא ׀ (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

to
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

one
אִ֤ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

another;
רֵ֫עֵ֥הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

they speak
יְדַבֵּֽרוּ׃ (yə·ḏab·bê·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with flattering
חֲלָק֑וֹת (ḥă·lā·qō·wṯ)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

lips
שְׂפַ֥ת (śə·p̄aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and a double
בְּלֵ֖ב (bə·lêḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

heart.
וָלֵ֣ב (wā·lêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre
(2) Vanity.--So in Psalm 41:6 and Job 35:13. Literally, evil. "Falsehood" would be better. This verse may have been in St Paul's mind (Ephesians 4:25).

Flattering lips.--Literally, lips of smoothness, (Comp. Note, Psalm 5:9.)

With a double heart.--Literally, with a heart and a heart. (Comp. 1Chronicles 12:33.) "One for the Church, another for the Change; one for Sundays, another for working-days; one for the king, another for the Pope. A man without a heart is a wonder, but a man with two hearts is a monster."--Thos. Adams, A.D. 1614.

Verse 2. - They speak vanity every one with his neighbour; rather, they speak falsehood (Kay, Cheyne). Contrast the injunction of the apostle (Ephesians 4:25). With flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak; literally, with lips of smoothness, and with a heart and a heart do they speak. The Authorized Version gives the true meaning (comp. 1 Chronicles 12:33). 12:1-8 The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust. - This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, 2Ti 3:1, c.: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.
Jump to Previous
Deceit Deception Double False. Falsehood Flattering Flattery Full Heart Hearts Lies Neighbor Neighbour Smooth Speak Talk Tongues Utters Vanity Words
Jump to Next
Deceit Deception Double False. Falsehood Flattering Flattery Full Heart Hearts Lies Neighbor Neighbour Smooth Speak Talk Tongues Utters Vanity Words
Links
Psalm 12:2 NIV
Psalm 12:2 NLT
Psalm 12:2 ESV
Psalm 12:2 NASB
Psalm 12:2 KJV

Psalm 12:2 Bible Apps
Psalm 12:2 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 12:2 Chinese Bible
Psalm 12:2 French Bible
Psalm 12:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: a and another deception double Everyone falsehood flattering heart his lies lips neighbor one speak their They to with

OT Poetry: Psalm 12:2 Everyone lies to his neighbor (Psalm Ps Psa.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Psalm 12:1
Top of Page
Top of Page