New Living Translation
You love evil more than good and lies more than truth. Interlude
King James Bible
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
World English Bible
You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast loved evil rather than good, Lying, than speaking righteousness. Selah.
Psalm 52:3 Parallel
CommentaryPsalm 52:3 Parallel Commentaries
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
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.
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
These wicked people are born sinners; even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.
Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
They all fool and defraud each other; no one tells the truth. With practiced tongues they tell lies; they wear themselves out with all their sinning.
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