The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak LEASING: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. ( Psalm 5:5-6 )
(falsehood ). This word is retained in the Authorized Version of ( Psalms 4:2 ; 5:6 ) from the older English versions; but the Hebrew word of which it is the rendering is elsewhere almost uniformly translated "lies." ( Psalms 40:4 ; 58:3 ) etc.
lez'-ing (kazabh "to devise," "to fabricate," hence, "to lie"; occurs but twice in the King James Version (Psalms 4:2, the Revised Version (British and American) "falsehood"; 5:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "lies"); the Hebrew word is translated "liars" (Psalms 116:11); "lie" or deceive (Job 6:28)):
The idea of treachery, lying, and deceit, lies at the root of this word. Joab's conduct is a good illustration of the meaning (2 Samuel 3:27; 20:8-10). In Psalms 5:6 David is referring to the cunning, treachery, and falsehood of his adversaries; compare 2 Samuel 13:28; 15:7-9. Doubtless David had a special person in mind as being guilty of "leasing," probably Ahithophel.
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