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Psalm 55:21

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 55:21 — The New International Version (NIV)

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 55:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 55:21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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

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 55:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

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 55:21 — American Standard Version (ASV)

21 His mouth was smooth as butter,

But his heart was war:

His words were softer than oil,

Yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 55:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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 55:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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

21 His buttery words are smooth,

but war is in his heart.

His words are softer than oil,

but they are drawn swords.

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

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 55:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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 55:21 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

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

21 His speech was smoother than butter,

But his heart was war;

His words were softer than oil,

Yet they were drawn swords.