Psalms 50:19

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

Psalms 50:19 in Other Translations

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
19 "You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit.
19 Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.
19 Your mouth drools filth; lying is a serious art form with you.
19 You unleash your mouth for evil and harness your tongue for deceit.

Psalms 50:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 50:19

Thou givest thy mouth to evil
To speak evil things against Christ, his doctrines, ordinances, ministers and people; and to deliver out evil doctrines, pernicious to the souls of men;

and thy tongue frameth deceit;
puts and joins together deceitful words in a very artful manner, by which simple and unstable minds are beguiled.

Psalms 50:19 In-Context

17 You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you join with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 10:7; Psalms 36:3; Psalms 52:2; Psalms 101:7
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.