Psalm 52:3

3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.a

Read Psalm 52:3 Using Other Translations

Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love evil more than good and lies more than truth. Interlude

What does Psalm 52:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 52:3

Thou lovest evil more than good
Indeed not good at all; such comparatives being strong negatives; see ( Psalms 118:8 Psalms 118:9 ) ; a wicked man loves evil, and nothing else; his carnal mind being enmity to all that is good

[and] lying rather than to speak righteousness;
as appears by his affirming that Ahimelech inquired of the Lord for David, when he did not, ( 1 Samuel 22:10 1 Samuel 22:15 ) ; and by suffering some things to pass for truths which were falsehoods, when it lay in his power to have disproved them: and such a lover of lies is antichrist; see ( 1 Timothy 4:2 ) ( 2 Thessalonians 2:11 ) .

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2). The Targum renders the word "Selah" here "for ever", as in ( Psalms 52:5 ) .

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