Romans 3:13

“Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues they haue vsed deceit, the poyson of Aspes is vnder their lippes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING, "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their throat is like an open place of death; with their tongues they have said what is not true: the poison of snakes is under their lips:
- Basic English Bible

their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; asps' poison [is] under their lips:
- Darby Bible

Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
- Webster's Bible

Their throats resemble an opened grave; with their tongues they have been talking deceitfully. "The venom of vipers lies hidden behind their lips."
- Weymouth Bible

Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit. "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"
- World English Bible

The throte of hem is an opyn sepulcre; with her tungis thei diden gilefuli; the venym of snakis is vndur her lippis.
- Wycliffe Bible

A sepulchre opened [is] their throat; with their tongues they used deceit; poison of asps [is] under their lips.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:13


3:13 Their throat - Is noisome and dangerous as an open sepulchre. Observe the progress of evil discourse, proceeding out of the heart, through the throat, tongue, lips, till the whole mouth is filled therewith. The poison of asps - Infectious, deadly backbiting, tale - bearing, evil - speaking, is under (for honey is on) their lips. An asp is a venomous kind of serpent. #Psalm 5:9|; Psalm 140:3.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:13


Ro 3:13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre. Thus far the statements have been general. Now we come to particulars. If the grave is opened, corruption is manifest. So corruption comes from the throats of men when they speak. The poison of asps. The venom of falsehood, as deadly as the deadly serpent.

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Coretta
    I think. Romans 3 means that if you've accepted the Lord as your savior and die in your sin he is just to forgive you do to your lack of knowledge.When you know no better you do know better.When you know better you fo better.Do you think your earthly father will abandon you because you do wrong.No.Well your heavenly father loves you more.He's a merciful God.Love covers a multitude of sin.
  • BSP
    This verse shows that every person living has sinned. We have all inherited sin from our imperfect ancestors, Adam and Eve.
  • Spencer
    The Fear of The Lord is reverence and obedience. Bowing our heads in prayer, kneeling before Him in church, etc. That is being reverent. I think reverence also implies submitting ourselves to God the best we can. Thank you for the fellowship Peace of Christ be with us all
  • Gladys Thomas
    Obeying God shows our Love And Respect for Him.
  • Sylvia
    To fear GOD is to Repect HIM. GOD doesn't want us to be afraid of him. GOD sent his only begotten son to save us from our sins. GOD is LOVE.
  • Wayne
    Fahim, another word for fear is reverence God. Realize how great and Godly He is. And worship Him.

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