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Psalm 12:3–4

The Lord shall cut off all bflattering lips,

And the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;

Our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

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Psalm 12:3–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

May the Lord silence all flattering lips

and every boastful tongue—

those who say,

“By our tongues we will prevail;

our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,

the tongue that makes great boasts,

those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,

our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

May the Lord cut off their flattering lips

and silence their boastful tongues.

They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content.

Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,

And the tongue that speaks proud things,

Who have said,

“With our tongue we will prevail;

Our lips are our own;

Who is lord over us?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord will stop those flattering lips

and cut off those bragging tongues.

They say, “Our tongues will help us win.

We can say what we wish; no one is our master.”

Psalm 12:3–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips,

The tongue that speaketh great things;

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;

Our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Psalm 12:3–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things, Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Psalm 12:3–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

May the Lord cut off every flattering lip

and every bragging tongue

that has said,

“We will overcome with our tongues.

With lips such as ours, who can be our master?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips

and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

They say, “Through our tongues we have power;

our lips are our own—who can be our master?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,

the tongue that makes great boasts,

those who say, “With our tongues we will prevail;

our lips are our own—who is our master?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips,

the tongue speaking great boasts—

those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail.

Our lips are on our side.

Who is master over us?”

Psalm 12:3–4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

May the Lord cut off all lips that don’t mean what they say.

May he cut out every tongue that brags.

They say, “We will win the battle with our tongues.

Our lips belong to us. No one else is in charge of us.”

Psalm 12:3–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,

The tongue that speaks great things;

Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail;

Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”