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Psalm 55:20–21

20  My companion2 estretched out his hand against his friends;

he violated his covenant.

21  His fspeech was gsmooth as butter,

yet war was in his heart;

his words were softer than oil,

yet they were hdrawn swords.

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Psalm 55:20–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 My companion attacks his friends;

he violates his covenant.

21 His talk is smooth as butter,

yet war is in his heart;

his words are more soothing than oil,

yet they are drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him:

He hath broken his covenant.

21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart:

His words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 As for my companion, he betrayed his friends;

he broke his promises.

21 His words are as smooth as butter,

but in his heart is war.

His words are as soothing as lotion,

but underneath are daggers!

Psalm 55:20–21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;

He has broken his covenant.

21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter,

But war was in his heart;

His words were softer than oil,

Yet they were drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 The one who was my friend attacks his friends

and breaks his promises.

21 His words are slippery like butter,

but war is in his heart.

His words are smoother than oil,

but they cut like knives.

Psalm 55:20–21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him:

He hath profaned his covenant.

21 His mouth was smooth as butter,

But his heart was war:

His words were softer than oil,

Yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him; he hath profaned his covenant. 21 Smooth were the milky words of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 ⸤My best friend⸥ has betrayed his friends. 

He has broken his solemn promise. 

21 His speech is smoother than butter, 

but there is war in his heart. 

His words are more soothing than oil, 

but they are like swords ready to attack. 

Psalm 55:20–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 My friend acts violently

against those at peace with him;

he violates his covenant.

21 His buttery words are smooth,

but war is in his heart.

His words are softer than oil,

but they are drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 My companion laid hands on a friend

and violated a covenant with me

21 with speech smoother than butter,

but with a heart set on war;

with words that were softer than oil,

but in fact were drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 He has put forth his hands against his friends;

he has defiled his covenant.

21 The buttery words of his mouth were smooth,

but there was battle in his heart.

His words were smoother than oil,

but they were drawn swords.

Psalm 55:20–21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

20 My companion attacks his friends.

He breaks his promise.

21 His talk is as smooth as butter.

But he has war in his heart.

His words flow like olive oil.

But they are like swords ready for battle.

Psalm 55:20–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;

He has violated his covenant.

21 His speech was smoother than butter,

But his heart was war;

His words were softer than oil,

Yet they were drawn swords.