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Compare Translations for Psalm 12:3

Psalm 12:3 ASV
Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaketh great things;
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Psalm 12:3 BBE
The smooth lips and the tongue of pride will be cut off by the Lord.
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Psalm 12:3 CEB
Let the LORD cut off all slick-talking lips and every tongue that brags and brags,
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Psalm 12:3 CJB
May ADONAI cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks so proudly,
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Psalm 12:3 RHE
(11-4) May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
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Psalm 12:3 ESV
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,
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Psalm 12:3 GW
May the LORD cut off every flattering lip and every bragging tongue
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Psalm 12:3 GNT
Silence those flattering tongues, O Lord! Close those boastful mouths that say,
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Psalm 12:3 HNV
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that boasts,
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Psalm 12:3 CSB
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.
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Psalm 12:3 KJV
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
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Psalm 12:3 LEB
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, [the] tongue speaking great boasts--
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Psalm 12:3 NAS
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;
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Psalm 12:3 NCV
The Lord will stop those flattering lips and cut off those bragging tongues.
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Psalm 12:3 NIRV
May the LORD cut off all lips that don't mean what they say. May he cut out every tongue that brags.
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Psalm 12:3 NIV
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
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Psalm 12:3 NKJV
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud things,
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Psalm 12:3 NLT
May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues.
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Psalm 12:3 NRS
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,
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Psalm 12:3 RSV
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,
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Psalm 12:3 DBY
Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,
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Psalm 12:3 MSG
Slice their lips off their faces! Pull The braggart tongues from their mouths!
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Psalm 12:3 WBT
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things:
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Psalm 12:3 TMB
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things,
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Psalm 12:3 TNIV
May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue--
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Psalm 12:3 WEB
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that boasts,
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Psalm 12:3 WYC
The Lord destroy all guileful lips; and the great speaking tongue. (May the Lord destroy all deceitful, or lying, lips; and the tongues that speak so proudly, or so boastfully.)
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Psalm 12:3 YLT
Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,
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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.