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Psalm 58:3–5

The wicked are kestranged from the womb;

they go astray from birth, speaking lies.

lThey have venom like the venom of a serpent,

like the deaf adder that stops its ear,

so that it mdoes not hear the voice of charmers

or of the cunning enchanter.

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Psalm 58:3–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Even from birth the wicked go astray;

from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.

Their venom is like the venom of a snake,

like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,

that will not heed the tune of the charmer,

however skillful the enchanter may be.

Psalm 58:3–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The wicked are estranged from the womb:

They go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:

They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers,

Charming never so wisely.

Psalm 58:3–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

These wicked people are born sinners;

even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.

They spit venom like deadly snakes;

they are like cobras that refuse to listen,

ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers,

no matter how skillfully they play.

Psalm 58:3–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The wicked are estranged from the womb;

They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent;

They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear,

Which will not heed the voice of charmers,

Charming ever so skillfully.

Psalm 58:3–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

From birth, evil people turn away from God;

they wander off and tell lies as soon as they are born.

They are like poisonous snakes,

like deaf cobras that stop up their ears

so they cannot hear the music of the snake charmer

no matter how well he plays.

Psalm 58:3–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

The wicked are estranged from the womb:

They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:

They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,

Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers,

Charming never so wisely.

Psalm 58:3–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The wicked go astray from the womb; they err as soon as they are born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder which stoppeth her ear; Which doth not hearken to the voice of enchanters, of one charming ever so wisely.

Psalm 58:3–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

⸤Even⸥ inside the womb wicked people are strangers ⸤to God⸥. 

From their birth liars go astray. 

They have poisonous venom like snakes. 

They are like a deaf cobra that shuts its ears 

so that it cannot hear the voice of a snake charmer 

or of anyone trained to cast spells. 

Psalm 58:3–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The wicked go astray from the womb;

liars err from birth.

They have venom like the venom of a snake,

like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,

that does not listen to the sound of the charmers

who skillfully weave spells.

Psalm 58:3–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The wicked go astray from the womb;

they err from their birth, speaking lies.

They have venom like the venom of a serpent,

like the deaf adder that stops its ear,

so that it does not hear the voice of charmers

or of the cunning enchanter.

Psalm 58:3–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The wicked are estranged from the womb.

They go astray from the belly, speaking lies.

Their venom is like snake venom;

They are like a deaf viper that closes its ear

so that it does not hear the voice of charmers

or the skilled caster of spells.

Psalm 58:3–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Even from birth those who are evil go down the wrong path.

From the day they are born they go the wrong way and speak lies.

Their words are like the poison of a snake.

They are like the poison of a cobra that has covered up its ears.

It won’t listen to any tune of a snake charmer,

even if the charmer really plays well.

Psalm 58:3–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The wicked are estranged from the womb;

These who speak lies go astray from birth.

They have venom like the venom of a serpent;

Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,

Or a skillful caster of spells.


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