Psalms 52:4

4 You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!

Psalms 52:4 in Other Translations

4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
4 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
4 You love to destroy others with your words, you liar!
4 You love malicious gossip, you foul-mouth.
4 You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!

Psalms 52:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 52:4

Thou lovest all devouring words
Or "words of swallowing up" F25; such as lies, calumnies, and detractions are, which devour the characters and reputations of men, and are the cause sometimes of their utter ruin and destruction; of the devouring and blasphemous words of antichrist see ( Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:6 ) ;

O [thou] deceitful tongue; (See Gill on Psalms 52:2).


F25 (elb yrbd) "verba absorptionis", Vatablus, Gejerus, Schmidt.

Psalms 52:4 In-Context

2 You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.
3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
4 You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.
6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 5:9; Psalms 10:7; Psalms 109:2; Psalms 120:2,3; Proverbs 10:31; Proverbs 12:19
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