Psalm 31:18
New International Version
Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

New Living Translation
Silence their lying lips— those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly.

English Standard Version
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

Berean Study Bible
May lying lips be silenced—lips that speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt.

King James Bible
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

New King James Version
Let the lying lips be put to silence, Which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
Let the lying lips be speechless, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.

NASB 1995
Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.

NASB 1977
Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.

Amplified Bible
Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak insolently and arrogantly against the [consistently] righteous With pride and contempt.

Christian Standard Bible
Let lying lips that arrogantly speak against the righteous in proud contempt be silenced.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let lying lips be quieted; they speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.

American Standard Version
Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak against the righteous insolently, With pride and contempt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the lips of the evil shall be stopped, for they speak lies and insanity against the righteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the deceitful lips become dumb, which speak iniquity against the righteous with pride and scorn.

Contemporary English Version
Silence those proud liars! Make them stop bragging and insulting your people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.

English Revised Version
Let the lying lips be dumb; which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.

Good News Translation
Silence those liars--all the proud and arrogant who speak with contempt about the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let [their] lying lips be speechless, since they speak against righteous people with arrogance and contempt.

International Standard Version
Let the lying lips be made still, especially those who speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous, With pride and contempt.

Literal Standard Version
Let lips of falsehood become mute, "" That are speaking against the righteous, "" Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.

NET Bible
May lying lips be silenced--lips that speak defiantly against the innocent with arrogance and contempt!

New Heart English Bible
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.

World English Bible
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.

Young's Literal Translation
Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
17O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called on You. Let the wicked be put to shame; let them lie silent in Sheol. 18May lying lips be silenced— lips that speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt. 19How great is Your goodness which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have bestowed before the sons of men on those who take refuge in You!…

Cross References
Jude 1:15
to execute judgment on everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of every ungodly act of wickedness and every harsh word spoken against Him by ungodly sinners."

1 Samuel 2:3
Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogance come from your mouth, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by Him actions are weighed.

2 Kings 2:23
From there, Elisha went up to Bethel, and as he was walking up the road, a group of boys came out of the city and jeered at him, chanting, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!"

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

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their callous hearts; their mouths speak with arrogance.

Psalm 94:4
They pour out arrogant words; all workers of iniquity boast.

Psalm 109:2
For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

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

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 17:7
Eloquent words are unfit for a fool; how much worse are lying lips to a ruler!

Obadiah 1:12
But you should not gloat in that day, your brother's day of misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast proudly in the day of their distress.


Treasury of Scripture

Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

the lying

Psalm 12:3
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Psalm 59:12
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

Psalm 63:11
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

speak

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

Psalm 123:3,4
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt…

1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

grievous things [heb.

Psalm 94:4
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Jude 1:15
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.









(18) Silence.--As a different word is used from that rendered silent in Psalm 31:17, translate let the lying lips be made dumb.

Grievous.--Better, arrogant, as in 1Samuel 2:3. (Comp. Psalm 94:4.) So in Psalm 75:5, "a stiff neck" is a neck thrown impudently back.

Proudly and contemptuously.--Literally, in pride and contempt.

Verse 18. - Let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous; rather, which speak arrogancy (camp. 1 Samuel 2:3). The pride and insolence of David's enemies is strongly noted in the Second Book of Samuel (see 16:7, 8; 17:1-3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May lying
שָׁ֥קֶר (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

lips
שִׂפְתֵ֫י (śip̄·ṯê)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

be silenced,
תֵּ֥אָלַ֗מְנָה (tê·’ā·lam·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 481: To tie fast, to be tongue-tied

which speak
הַדֹּבְר֖וֹת (had·dō·ḇə·rō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with arrogance
עָתָ֗ק (‘ā·ṯāq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6277: Forward, arrogant

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the righteous,
צַדִּ֥יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

full of pride
בְּגַאֲוָ֥ה (bə·ḡa·’ă·wāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1346: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

and contempt.
וָבֽוּז׃ (wā·ḇūz)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 937: Disrespect


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