Compare Translations for Psalm 12:2

Psalm 12:2 ASV
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor: With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 BBE
Everyone says false words to his neighbour: their tongues are smooth in their talk, and their hearts are full of deceit.
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Psalm 12:2 CEB
Everyone tells lies to everyone else; they talk with slick speech and divided hearts.
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Psalm 12:2 CJB
They all tell lies to each other, flattering with their lips, but speaking from divided hearts.
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Psalm 12:2 RHE
(11-3) They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.
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Psalm 12:2 ESV
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 GW
All people speak foolishly. They speak with flattering lips. They say one thing but mean another.
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Psalm 12:2 GNT
All of them lie to one another; they deceive each other with flattery.
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Psalm 12:2 HNV
Everyone lies to his neighbor. With flattering lips, and with a double heart, do they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 CSB
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
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Psalm 12:2 KJV
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak .
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Psalm 12:2 LEB
They speak falseness {to each other}. [With] flattering lips, [with] {a double heart} they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 NAS
They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 NCV
Everyone lies to his neighbors; they say one thing and mean another.
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Psalm 12:2 NIRV
Everyone tells lies to his neighbors. With his lips he praises others, but he doesn't really mean it.
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Psalm 12:2 NIV
Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
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Psalm 12:2 NKJV
They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 NLT
Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts.
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Psalm 12:2 NRS
They utter lies to each other; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 RSV
Every one utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 DBY
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 MSG
Everyone talks in lie language; Lies slide off their oily lips. They doubletalk with forked tongues.
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Psalm 12:2 WBT
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: [with] flattering lips [and] with a double heart do they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 TMB
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor; with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 TNIV
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
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Psalm 12:2 WEB
Everyone lies to his neighbor. With flattering lips, and with a double heart, do they speak.
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Psalm 12:2 WYC
They spake vain things, each man to his neighbour; and they having guileful lips, spake in their heart, and with their heart. (They spoke lies, each man to his neighbour; yea, they having deceitful lips, spoke with a double heart.)
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Psalm 12:2 YLT
Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak.
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Psalms 12 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 12

The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust.

- This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, 2Ti. 3:1 , &c.: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.

Psalms 12 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 12

Psalms 12:1-8 . The pride and deceit of the wicked provokes God's wrath, whose promise to avenge the cause of pious sufferers will be verified even amidst prevailing iniquity.

1. the faithful--or literally, "faithfulness" ( Psalms 31:23 ).

2. The want of it is illustrated by the prevalence of deceit and instability.

3, 4. Boasting ( Daniel 7:25 ) is, like flattery, a species of lying.
lips, and . . . tongue--for persons.

5. The writer intimates his confidence by depicting God's actions (compare Psalms 9:19 , 10:12 ) as coming to save the poor at whom the wicked sneer ( Psalms 10:5 ).

6. The words--literally, "saying of" ( Psalms 12:5 ).
seven times--thoroughly ( Daniel 3:19 ).

7. them--(Margin.)

8. The wicked roam undisturbed doing evil, when vileness and vile men are exalted.