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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CommentaryClarke'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: -
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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.
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.
Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
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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