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

  • 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
  • Lu2677
    Bruce,I believe the verses you gave."fearful","spirit of fear"could be referring to worldly things.I will hold fast to:Luke 12:4"Jesus said,And I say to you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body,and after that have no more that they can do." 5."But I will forwarn you whom ye shall fear:Fear him, whom after hath killed hath power to cast into hell.Yea,I say unto you fear him
  • Bruce
    Lu2677: For God hath not given us The Spirit of "Fear";but of power,and of love and of a sound mind. 2Timothy1:7 / But the "Fearful",and unbelieving---- and idolaters and all liars,shall have their part in The Lake which burneth with Fire and Brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8 / Fear says one needs a Savior! / Let us---come boldly unto The Throne of Grace---. Hebrews 4:16
  • Duke
    In this chapter, Paul posits that faith in God through Jesus Christ obviates the law. But this concept muddies the waters in that there is no concretion to the concept of faith. How is faith measured. It is self declared mostly by born again who feel enpowered now to ban the right of woman to chose what happens in their own bodies and who can marry who. Hypocrites! First cast out the beam

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