New International Version
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Deviseth mischiefs - Lies and slanders proceeding from the tongue argue the desperate wickedness of the heart.
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully - Which instead of taking off the beard, cuts and wounds the flesh; or as the operator who, when pretending to trim the beard, cuts the throat.
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I sent him this reply: "Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head."
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"
No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
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