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Psalms 73:9

    Psalms 73:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Their mouth goes up to heaven; their tongues go walking through the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.

    World English Bible

    They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They have set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 73:9

    Set their mouth against the heavens - They blaspheme God, ridicule religion, mock at Providence, and laugh at a future state.

    Their tongue walketh through the earth - They find fault with every thing; they traduce the memory of the just in heaven, and ridicule the saints that are upon earth. They criticize every dispensation of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 73:9

    They set their mouth against the heavens - Compare Revelation 13:6. Literally, "They set their mouth in heaven," or in the heavens. The idea is, they speak as if they were "in" the heavens; as if they were clothed with all authority; as if they were superior beings, and had a right to command the universe.

    And their tongue walketh through the earth - It has no limit; it is as if it roamed over all the earth. They speak without any restraint of law, or propriety; without any regard to the command of God, or to what is due to people, In other words, they seem to set themselves above all law, and to act as if there were no one in heaven or in earth to control them.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 73:9

    73:9 Against - Against God, blaspheming his name, and deriding his providence. Walketh - Using all manner of liberty, reproaching all sorts of persons.