Psalms 10:7

7 His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.

Psalms 10:7 in Other Translations

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
7 His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
7 Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats. Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
7 They carry a mouthful of hexes, their tongues spit venom like adders.
7 Cursing, deceit, and violence fill his mouth; trouble and malice are under his tongue.

Psalms 10:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 10:7

His mouth is full of cursing
Or, "he has filled his mouth with cursing" F5 God and good men, his superiors, himself and others. The word signifies "an oath"; and may design either a profane oath, taking the name of God in vain; or an oath on a civil account, a false oath, taken with a design to defraud and deceive others, as follows, and intends perjury; and this, as applicable to antichrist, regards his mouth speaking great things and blasphemies against God, and uttering curses and anathemas against the saints, ( Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:6 ) ;

and deceit and fraud;
such as flattery and lying, which are both used by him with an intention to impose upon and deceive. The apostle, in ( Romans 3:14 ) ; renders both these words by one, "bitterness"; which may be said of sin in general, which is a very bitter thing; though it is rolled as a sweet morsel in the mouth of a wicked man, yet in the issue it is bitterness to him: and it is applicable to sinful words, which are bitter in their effects to those against whom they are spoken, or who are deceived and imposed upon by them: and, as they refer to antichrist, may have respect to the lies in hypocrisy spoken by him, and to the deceitfulness of unrighteousness, by which he works upon those that perish, ( 1 Timothy 4:2 ) ( 2 Thessalonians 2:10 ) ;

under his tongue [is] mischief and vanity;
alluding to serpents, who have little bags of poison under their teeth; see ( Psalms 140:3 ) ; Kimchi and Ben Melech observe, that the heart is under the tongue, being lower than it, and so denotes the wickedness which that is full of, and devises continually, and is latent in it until discovered; and is mischievous iniquity, injurious to God, and the honour of his law, and to fellow creatures; and especially to the saints, whose persons, characters, and estates, are aimed at; but in the issue it is all vanity, and a fruitless attempt, being blasted by God, and overruled for good to him; see ( Isaiah 54:17 ) ;


F5 (alm whyp hla) .

Psalms 10:7 In-Context

5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
7 His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Romans 3:14*
  • 2. Psalms 73:8; Psalms 119:134; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Isaiah 30:12
  • 3. S Job 20:12; Psalms 140:3
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