You who practice deceit,(A)
    your tongue plots destruction;(B)
    it is like a sharpened razor.(C)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Hide me from the conspiracy(A) of the wicked,(B)
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords(C)
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.(D)
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;(E)
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.(F)

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;(G)
    they say, “Who will see it[a]?”(H)
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them(I)
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads(J) in scorn.(K)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 64:5 Or us
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

“They make ready their tongue
    like a bow, to shoot lies;(A)
it is not by truth
    that they triumph[a] in the land.
They go from one sin to another;
    they do not acknowledge(B) me,”
declares the Lord.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:3 Or lies; / they are not valiant for truth
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV Life Application Study Bible 2nd Edition, Hardcover
NIV Life Application Study Bible 2nd Edition, Hardcover
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $27.99
Save: $12.00 (30%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NIV Super-Giant Print Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown
NIV Super-Giant Print Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $25.99
Save: $14.00 (35%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Story Bible, NIV
The Story Bible, NIV
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $7.50
Save: $12.49 (62%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NIV, The Jesus Bible, Hardcover
NIV, The Jesus Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $44.99
Our Price: $28.99
Save: $16.00 (36%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors