Psalms 5:9

9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is 1destruction; 2their throat is 3an open grave; they 4flatter with their tongue.

Psalms 5:9 In-Context

7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.
8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.
9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 52:2
  • 2. Cited Romans 3:13
  • 3. Jeremiah 5:16
  • 4. Psalms 12:2; Proverbs 2:16; Proverbs 7:5
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