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You love evil more than good and falsehood more than truth.
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Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Micah 3:2 And I said: Hear, O ye princes of Jacob, and ye chiefs of the house of Israel: Is it not your part to know judgment,
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasure more than of God:
Psalm 62:4 But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.
Jeremiah 9:3-5,8 And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord. . . .
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.
Revelation 22:15 Without are dogs and sorcerers and unchaste and murderers and servers of idols and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.
ContextWhy Do You Boast of Evil?
…2All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. 3Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.4Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.…
For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.
The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.
And a man shall mock his brother, and they will not speak the truth: for they have taught their tongue to speak lies: they have laboured to commit iniquity.
Additional TranslationsYou love evil more than good, falsehood more than speaking the truth. SelahYou love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Thou lovest evil more than good, And lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah
Thou hast loved wickedness more than goodness; unrighteousness better than to speak righteousness. Pause.
Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
Thou hast loved evil rather than good, Lying, than speaking righteousness. Selah.
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