Psalm 55:21
Text Analysis
2505 [e]חָלְק֤וּ ׀
Were smootherV-Qal-Perf-3cp
4260 [e]מַחְמָאֹ֣ת
than butterN-fpc
6310 [e]פִּיו֮
[The words] of his mouthN-msc | 3ms
7128 [e]וּֽקֲרָב־
but war [was]Conj-w | N-msc
3820 [e]לִ֫בּ֥וֹ
in his heartN-msc | 3ms
7401 [e]רַכּ֖וּ
were softerV-Qal-Perf-3cp
1697 [e]דְבָרָ֥יו
His wordsN-mpc | 3ms
8081 [e]מִשֶּׁ֗מֶן
than oilPrep-m | N-ms
1992 [e]וְהֵ֣מָּה
and yet they [were]Conj-w | Pro-3mp
6609 [e]פְתִחֽוֹת׃
drawn swordsN-fp

Hebrew Texts
תהילים 55:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
חָלְק֤וּ ׀ מַחְמָאֹ֣ת פִּיו֮ וּֽקֲרָב־לִ֫בֹּ֥ו רַכּ֖וּ דְבָרָ֥יו מִשֶּׁ֗מֶן וְהֵ֣מָּה פְתִחֹֽות׃

תהילים 55:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
חלקו ׀ מחמאת פיו וקרב־לבו רכו דבריו משמן והמה פתחות׃

תהילים 55:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
חלקו ׀ מחמאת פיו וקרב־לבו רכו דבריו משמן והמה פתחות׃

תהילים 55:21 Hebrew Bible
חלקו מחמאת פיו וקרב לבו רכו דבריו משמן והמה פתחות׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.

King James Bible
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but they are drawn swords.
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