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

  • Andrea
    Thank God for his comforting words.
  • Jewels
    Thank You so very much for your words of wisdom!!!!
  • Librarygal143
    Dear God, please hear my prayer and heal my family. We have a lot of work to do this, but we can't do it without you. Thank you for listening, Father, in Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen.
  • David Davies
    V17. I am hugely encouraged by today's 6 07 17 verse of the day. Psalm 55 v17, we don't have to get depressed or worried, we can just take it to the in pray. Anytime and anyplace and he Will hear us. God promises that He will never turn away our prays. What a wonderful promise.
  • BSP
    We can pray to Jehovah God all day and no matter what time of day.
  • LadyA
    Lord God Thank you for your Grace

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