King James Version
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.
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.Psalm 52:3 Parallel Commentaries
David's first years at the court of Saul in Gibeah do not appear to have produced any psalms which still survive. "The sweetest songs are those Which tell of saddest thought." It was natural, then, that a period full of novelty and of prosperous activity, very unlike the quiet days at Bethlehem, should rather accumulate materials for future use than be fruitful in actual production. The old life shut to behind him for ever, like some enchanted door in a hill-side, and an unexplored land lay beckoning …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
The Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
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