Psalm 52:4

4 You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!

Read Psalm 52:4 Using Other Translations

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
You love to destroy others with your words, you liar!

What does Psalm 52:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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).


FOOTNOTES:

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