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

  • Bobby
    Yes we need to ONLY trust in the blood of Jesus but if while were trusting we seemingly "sin" as life under law would say, we must understand we are no less righteous or worthy of God then we were 10 minutes before we missed God. And that is where the devil is messing with the church and messing them up. Jesus said I wish you were either hot or cold. Don't try to mix law with grace. Your Righteous
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Word of God confirms that "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus". We should depend ONLY on Jesus' Blood to wipe away our sins and unrighteousness.
  • Charles B Mountain
    Because God's chosen people,the Jews, rejected Christ as the messiah,he opened the the door of salvation to the Gentiles also. We are all one in Christ Jesus,if we believe and are baptized into Christ, according to the plan of salvation, and live our life by his word.Using God's word, as it is written, to govern our lives and guide us,all may experience Christianity and be acceptable.
  • Irene123
    Bruce - Of course I knew that, and so does Mike Wms. I agree, it could have been stated better - now that you made me look at it from a different angle. But, the 'main' point of the statement is not the redeeming, but the ecumenical 'reforming' of the world. That's what Ch. Sheldon wanted to do. He just didn't understand 'salvation'.
  • Bruce
    Irene: Christ is The only One who Redeems. Without His Blood there's no Salvation. Verse 24 says: Redemption is in Christ Jesus. The Mission of True Believers is to Tell Others The Way of Salvation. We are The The Only Light in this World of Darkness
  • Irene123
    Rom. 3:24 - "Our mission is to redeem humanity, not to reform society" -- Mike Williams

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