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

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

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Discussion for Psalms 55

  • Brianna vs. 22
    Since we are living in Satan's system ( 1 john 5:19) we HAVE TO rely on Jehovah. We will have burdens in this life, and if we don't share that burden with God, we will be crushed by them. Growing a relationship with God is not an option. We have to do so to truly enjoy life.
  • Sylvia Linton
    Lord, you are awesome
  • Claudina
    We should place every worry and challenge upon our lord, and he will take care of it all. However we do not have to question the results because what he does is holistic
  • Lilian
    Cast your burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee He shall never suffer the Righteousness to be moved. Thank you Jesus i will handover everything in to your hands Jesus for thy yoke is easy and my burden is light what a loving Father and powerful God we serve Amen hallelujah
  • Benny Steyn
    Our Father God is always there 24/ 7 waiting for our prayers.
  • Lens
    What a mighty God we serve. He loves, He forgives and He delivers. Oh! What a MIGHTY God we serve.

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