3 pThey bend their tongue like a bow;
falsehood and not truth has grown strong1 in the land;
for they proceed from evil to evil,
qand they do not know me, declares the Lord.
8 xTheir tongue is a deadly arrow;
yit speaks deceitfully;
with his mouth zeach speaks peace to his neighbor,
but in his heart ahe plans an ambush for him.
21 You shall be shidden from the lash of the tongue,
and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
20 In zthe cover of your presence you hide them
from the plots of men;
you astore them in your shelter
from the strife of tongues.