Psalm 52:3
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New International Version
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou lovest evil - This was a finished character. Let us note the particulars:

1. He boasted in the power to do evil.

2. His tongue devised, studied, planned, and spoke mischiefs.

3. He was a deceitful worker.

4. He loved evil and not good.

5. He loved lying; his delight was in falsity.

6. Every word that tended to the destruction of others he loved.

7. His tongue was deceitful; he pretended friendship while his heart was full of enmity, Psalm 52:1-4. Now behold the punishment: -

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Micah 3:2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;


Psalm 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly...

Jeremiah 9:3-5,8 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

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Cross References
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 36:4
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.

Psalm 58:3
Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.

Proverbs 21:10
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

Jeremiah 9:5
Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning.

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