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Psalms 31:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak against the righteous insolently, With pride and contempt.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let the lying lips become dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let false lips be made dumb,—which are speaking—against a righteous one—arrogantly, with pride and contempt.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let the lying lippes be put to silence: which speake grieuous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let the deceitful lips become dumb, which speak iniquity against the righteous with pride and scorn.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let the lying 8267
{8267} Prime
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially).
lips 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
be put to silence; 481
{0481} Prime
A primitive root; to tie fast; hence (of the mouth) to be tongue tied.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
which speak 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
grievous y6277
[6277] Standard
From H6275 in the sense of license; impudent.
things x6277
(6277) Complement
From H6275 in the sense of license; impudent.
proudly 1346
{1346} Prime
From H1342; arrogance or majesty; by implication (concretely) ornament.
and contemptuously 937
{0937} Prime
From H0936; disrespect.
against x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the righteous. 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 31:14-18.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 31:9-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the lying:

Psalms 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Psalms 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.
Psalms 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.
Psalms 140:9-11 [As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. ... Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.
John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


Psalms 64:3-4 Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words: ... That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
Psalms 123:3-4 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. ... Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, [and] with the contempt of the proud.
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.
2 Chronicles 32:16 And his servants spake yet [more] against the LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah.
Isaiah 37:22-24 This [is] the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. ... By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, [and] the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, [and] the forest of his Carmel.
Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
Acts 25:7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

grievous things:
Heb. a hard thing,
Psalms 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.
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1S 2:3. 2Ch 32:16. Ps 12:3; 59:12; 63:11; 64:3; 94:4; 123:3; 140:9. Pv 12:19. Is 37:22; 54:17. Mt 10:25; 12:24. Jn 8:44, 48. Ac 25:7. Jde 1:15. Rv 21:8; 22:15.

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