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Psalms 73:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They have set, in the heavens, their mouth, And, their tongue, marcheth through the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They set their mouth against the heauens; and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They have set their mouth against heaven, and their tongue has gone through upon the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They set 8371
{8371} Prime
שָׁתַת
shathath
{shaw-thath'}
A primitive root; to place, that is, array; reflexively to lie.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
their mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
against the heavens, 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and their tongue 3956
{3956} Prime
לָשׁוֹן
lashown
{law-shone'}
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
walketh 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
through the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 73:3-9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 73:1-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 73:9

Against — Against God, blaspheming his name, and deriding his providence. Walketh — Using all manner of liberty, reproaching all sorts of persons.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 73:9

They (d) set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

(d) They blaspheme God, and do not fear his power and rail upon men, because they esteem themselves above all others.

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Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who [is] the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?
Job 21:14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
Daniel 3:15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; [well]: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who [is] that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

tongue:

Psalms 52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O [thou] deceitful tongue.
Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
James 3:6 And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
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