But our smiles end with a sigh when we see that there is not only ignorance, but "the poison of asps is under their lips."
"Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps" (pethenim).
The lips may utter golden speech, or drip with the poison of asps.
It is also said that there are asps of four cubits in length.
He shall suck the poison of asps (pethenim): the viper's (epheh) tongue shall slay him.
Truly the poison of asps was under the lips of Madame Elizabeth of Bavaria.
They then seize the asps by the head or tail, and dragging them into the river, so kill them.
Their wine is the gall of dragons, and the venom of asps, which is incurable.
It was not for the hurt she cared; it was the shame of defeat and outrage that stung her like a whip of asps.
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.
poisonous snake, 1520s, earlier aspis (mid-14c.), from Old French aspe (13c.) or directly from Latin aspidem (nominative aspis), from Greek aspis "shield;" the serpent so called probably in reference to its neck hood.
(Heb. pethen), Deut. 32:33; Job 20:14, 16; Isa. 11:8. It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Rom. 3:13; Gr. aspis). The Egyptians worshipped it as the _uraeus_, and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (See ADDER.)