Psalms 55:21

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 55:21

The words of his mouth were smoother then butter, but warre was in his heart: his words were softer then oyle, yet were they drawen swords.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, but they were sharp swords.
- Basic English Bible

Smooth were the milky [words] of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.
- Darby Bible

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
- Webster's Bible

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.
- World English Bible

Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart [is] war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they [are] drawn [swords].
- Youngs Literal Bible

(55:22) Smoother than cream were the speeches of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet were they keen-edged swords.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 55:21

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 55:21


55:19 Hear - My prayers. Eternity - Who is eternal, and therefore unchangeable, and almighty. Because - They meet with no crosses nor disappointments. Therefore - Their success makes them go on securely, without any regard to God, or dread of his judgments.

55:20 He - They, the persons last mentioned.

55:22 Burden - All thy crosses, and cares, and fears, lay them upon the Almighty, by faith and prayer. He directs this speech to his own soul, and to all good men in like circumstances. Suffer - As he doth wicked men. Tho' he may for a season suffer them to be shaken, yet not to be overwhelmed.

55:23 Them - The wicked. Not live - But shall be cut off by an untimely and violent death. Trust in thee - And in this confidence I will quietly wait for deliverance.


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