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Psalms 35:20

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For they speak not peace; But they devise deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, no salvation, will they utter,—But, against the quiet of the land, deceitful things, do they devise;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they devise,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— For they speake not as friendes: but they imagine deceitfull woordes against the quiet of the lande.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For they speake not peace: but they deuise deceitfull matters against them that are quiet in the land.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Against the meek of the earth, they devise mischievous things.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For to me they spoke peaceably, but imagined deceits in [their] anger.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they 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.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
peace: 7965
{7965} Prime
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
but they devise 2803
{2803} Prime
A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
deceitful 4820
{4820} Prime
From H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud.
matters 1697
{1697} Prime
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
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.
[them that are] quiet 7282
{7282} Prime
From H7280; restful, that is, peaceable.
in the land. 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 35:20

_ _ deceitful matters — or, “words of deceit.”

_ _ quiet in the land — the pious lovers of peace.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 35:17-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 35:20

For — They breathe out nothing but threatenings and war; they use not open violence but subtile artifices, against me and my followers, who desire nothing more than to live quietly and peaceably.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 120:5-7 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, [that] I dwell in the tents of Kedar! ... I [am for] peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.


Psalms 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear [was] on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
Psalms 36:3-4 The words of his mouth [are] iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, [and] to do good. ... He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way [that is] not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Psalms 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.
Psalms 52:2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Psalms 64:4-6 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. ... They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one [of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
Psalms 140:2-5 Which imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are they gathered together [for] war. ... The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Jeremiah 11:19 But I [was] like a lamb [or] an ox [that] is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, [saying], Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
Daniel 6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find [it] against him concerning the law of his God.
Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill [him].
Acts 23:15 Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
Acts 25:3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.


Matthew 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
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.
1 Peter 2:22-23 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: ... Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
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Ps 31:13; 36:3; 38:12; 52:2; 64:4; 120:5; 140:2. Jr 11:19. Dn 6:5. Mt 12:19, 24; 26:4. Ac 23:15; 25:3. 1P 2:22.

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