New Living Translation
All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you're an expert at telling lies.
King James Bible
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.
World English Bible
Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Young's Literal Translation
Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.
Psalm 52:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
52:2 Deviseth - Expresses what thy wicked mind had devised. Deceitfully - Doeg pretended only to vindicate himself from disloyalty, 1Sam 22:8, but he really intended to expose the priests, to the king's fury.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
I replied, "There is no truth in any part of your story. You are making up the whole thing."
My enemies cannot speak a truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with flattery.
Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey--whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.
Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths; their words cut like swords. "After all, who can hear us?" they sneer.
I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence.
those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.
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