Psalms 5:9-10

9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

Psalms 5:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
ESV
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.
NLT
9 My enemies cannot speak a truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with flattery.
MSG
9 Every word they speak is a land mine; their lungs breathe out poison gas. Their throats are gaping graves, their tongues slick as mudslides.
CSB
9 For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.

Psalms 5:9-10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 5:9-10 In-Context

7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Jeremiah 5:16; Luke 11:44
  • 2. Psalms 12:2; Psalms 28:3; Psalms 36:3; Proverbs 15:4; Jeremiah 9:8; Romans 3:13*
  • 3. Lamentations 1:5; Psalms 9:16
  • 4. Psalms 78:40; Psalms 106:7; Psalms 107:11; Lamentations 3:42
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