Psalm 144:8
New International Version
whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.

New Living Translation
Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.

English Standard Version
whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Berean Study Bible
whose mouths speak falsehood, whose right hands are deceitful.

King James Bible
Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

New King James Version
Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

New American Standard Bible
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

NASB 1995
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

NASB 1977
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Amplified Bible
Whose mouths speak deceit [without restraint], And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Christian Standard Bible
whose mouths speak lies, whose right hands are deceptive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
whose mouths speak lies, whose right hands are deceptive.

American Standard Version
Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For their mouths speak emptiness and their right hand is the right hand of evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
whose mouth has spoken vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
of those lying foreigners who never tell the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose mouth hath spoken vanity: and their right hand is the right hand of iniquity.

English Revised Version
Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Good News Translation
who never tell the truth and lie even under oath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their mouths speak lies. Their right hands take false pledges.

International Standard Version
Their mouths speak lies, and their right hand deceives,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whose mouth speaketh falsehood, And their right hand is a right hand of lying.

Literal Standard Version
Because their mouth has spoken vanity, And their right hand [is] a right hand of falsehood.

NET Bible
who speak lies, and make false promises.

New Heart English Bible
whose mouths speak deceit, Whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

World English Bible
whose mouths speak deceit, Whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Young's Literal Translation
Because their mouth hath spoken vanity, And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
7Reach down from on high; set me free and rescue me from the deep waters, from the grasp of foreigners, 8whose mouths speak falsehood, whose right hands are deceitful. 9I will sing to You a new song, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will make music to You—…

Cross References
Genesis 14:22
But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

Deuteronomy 32:40
For I lift up My hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,

Psalm 12:2
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.

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

Psalm 106:26
So He raised His hand and swore to cast them down in the wilderness,

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes. His deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"


Treasury of Scripture

Whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

mouth

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

Psalm 12:2
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 41:6
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

their right hand

Isaiah 44:20
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Matthew 5:30
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Revelation 13:16,17
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: …









(8) Right hand of falsehood.--Most probably with allusion to the custom (see Psalm 106:26) of raising the right hand in taking an oath.

Verse 8. - Whose mouth speaketh vanity; rather, fraud (comp. Psalm 18:45). A feigned submission of some foreign enemy is probably glanced at. And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. The right hand was lifted up in the taking of a solemn oath (see Ezekiel 20:15).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
whose
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

mouths
פִּ֭יהֶם (pî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

speak
דִּבֶּר־ (dib·ber-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

falsehood,
שָׁ֑וְא (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

whose right hands
וִֽ֝ימִינָ֗ם (wî·mî·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

are deceitful.
שָֽׁקֶר׃ (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood


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