Psalm 52:2
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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.

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Commentary
Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 50:19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

Psalm 64:2-6 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity...

Psalm 140:2,3 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war...

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth...

Jeremiah 9:3,4 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...

Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God...

Acts 24:1,5 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus...

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ...

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Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear?

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

working

Psalm 109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Psalm 120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

Library
The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
Mr. James Mitchel[152] was educated at the university of Edinburgh, and was, with some other of his fellow-students, made master of arts anno 1656. Mr. Robert Leighton (afterwards bishop Leighton), being then principal of that college, before the degree was conferred upon them, tendered to them the national and solemn league and covenant; which covenants, upon mature deliberation, he took, finding nothing in them but a short compend of the moral law, binding to our duty towards God and towards
John Howie—Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)

Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
St. Hilary of Poitiers is one of the greatest, yet least studied, of the Fathers of the Western Church. He has suffered thus, partly from a certain obscurity in his style of writing, partly from the difficulty of the thoughts which he attempted to convey. But there are other reasons for the comparative neglect into which he has fallen. He learnt his theology, as we shall see, from Eastern authorities, and was not content to carry on and develop the traditional teaching of the West; and the disciple
St. Hilary of Poitiers—The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers

Cross References
Nehemiah 6:8
I sent him this reply: "Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head."

Psalm 5:9
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.

Psalm 50:19
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.

Psalm 57:4
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.

Psalm 59:7
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"

Psalm 101:7
No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.

Psalm 140:2
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.

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