Romans 3:14

14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[a]

Romans 3:14 in Other Translations

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
14 "Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness."
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
14 They open their mouths and pollute the air.
14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.

Romans 3:14 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 3:14

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
] These words are taken from ( Psalms 10:7 ) , by cursing is meant, cursing of God, which is sometimes internal with the heart, and sometimes external with the mouth, as here; and of all good men, though without cause, and to no purpose with respect to the persons they curse, since God has blessed them, and they are blessed, and greatly to their own detriment, for, in the issue, their curses will be turned against themselves. There is also a cursing of superiors, as parents, masters, magistrates, kings, and governors; which is a sore evil, and attended with bad consequences; likewise of themselves, and their fellow creatures: and "the mouth [being] full [of it]", denotes the frequency of the sin; scarce anything else comes out of it but cursing; which discovers the sad corruption of the heart; "for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh", ( Matthew 12:34 ) ( Luke 6:45 ) . By "bitterness" is meant, either sin in general, which is "an evil and bitter [thing]", ( Jeremiah 2:19 ) , in its nature and effects; or sinful words, such as oaths, curses, imprecations, all wrathful and deceitful words.

Romans 3:14 In-Context

12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”
13 “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.”“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,

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  • [a]. Psalm 10:7 (see Septuagint)
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