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Psalms 144:8

    Psalms 144:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In whose mouths are false words, and whose right hand is a right hand of deceit.

    Webster's Revision

    Whose mouth speaketh deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

    World English Bible

    whose mouths speak deceit, Whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 144:8

    Those mouth speaketh vanity - Vain things; things not real and true; falsehood; lies. See the notes at Psalm 24:4. The idea is, that what they said had no foundation in truth - no reality. Truth is solid and reliable; falsehood is unreliable and vain.

    And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood - The meaning here seems to be that even under the solemnities of an oath, when they lifted up their hands to swear, when they solemnly appealed to God, there was no reliance to be placed on what they affirmed or promised. Oaths were taken by lifting up the right hand as toward God. See Genesis 14:22; Exodus 6:8 (Margin, and Hebrew); Deuteronomy 32:40.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 144:8

    144:8 Vanity - Vain brags and threatenings which shall come to nothing. Falsehood - Deceiving themselves, by being unable to do what they designed; and others, by not giving them that help which they promised.