Psalms 58:3

“The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wicked are estranged from the wombe, they goe astray as soone as they be borne, speaking lies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doers are strange from the first; from the hour of their birth they go out of the true way, saying false words.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked go astray from the womb; they err as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
- Darby Bible

The wicked are estranged from their birth: they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
- World English Bible

The wicked have been estranged from the womb, They have erred from the belly, speaking lies.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(58:4) The wicked are estranged from the womb; the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 58:3


58:3 Estranged - From God, and from all goodness. Their very natures are corrupt, even from their birth: they are the wicked offspring of sinful parents. Astray - By actual sins, from their childhood, as soon as ever they were capable of the exercise of reason.


Discussion for Psalms 58

  • Annie
    God will set things right. Sometimes we are grieviously wronged by others who we have not sought to embrace in our lives. A man makes himself our enemy without us ever knowing his name. God calls us not to the part of vengeance but to the dependence on divine intervention to set things right.
  • Proverbs 16:4
  • Jonathan
    Psalm 58 is what Jesus speaks of when he says, in my name "they shall take up serpents" in Mark chapter 16 verse 18. John the Baptist takes them up in Luke 3:7 , "saying o generation of vipers who has warned you of the wrath to come." and Jesus does the same in Matthew 12:34, saying, " O generation of vipers how can ye being evil speak good things for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 11
    BE obedient only to the correct translation of JESUS`s WORD...weigh the SPIRITS...
  • Jackie holstein
    I Love reading the word and the questions<3

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