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Psalm 52:2–5

bThy tongue deviseth cmischiefs;

dLike a sharp rasor, ddworking deceitfully.

Thou lovest evil more than good;

And lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Thou lovest all devouring words,

||O thou deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise destroy thee for ever,

He shall take thee away, and epluck thee out of thy dwelling place,

And root thee out of fthe land of the living. Selah.

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Psalm 52:2–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

You who practice deceit,

your tongue plots destruction;

it is like a sharpened razor.

You love evil rather than good,

falsehood rather than speaking the truth.

You love every harmful word,

you deceitful tongue!

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.

Psalm 52:2–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Your tongue plots destruction,

like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

You love evil more than good,

and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah

You love all words that devour,

O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;

he will snatch and tear you from your tent;

he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

All day long you plot destruction.

Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor;

you’re an expert at telling lies.

You love evil more than good

and lies more than truth.

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You love to destroy others with your words,

you liar!

But God will strike you down once and for all.

He will pull you from your home

and uproot you from the land of the living.

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Psalm 52:2–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Your tongue devises destruction,

Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

You love evil more than good,

Lying rather than speaking righteousness.

Selah

You love all devouring words,

You deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise destroy you forever;

He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,

And uproot you from the land of the living.

Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

You think up evil plans.

Your tongue is like a sharp razor,

making up lies.

You love wrong more than right

and lies more than truth.

Selah

You love words that bite

and tongues that lie.

But God will ruin you forever.

He will grab you and throw you out of your tent;

he will tear you away from the land of the living.

Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness,

Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Thou lovest evil more than good,

And lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah

Thou lovest all devouring words,

O thou deceitful tongue.

God will likewise destroy thee for ever;

He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent,

And root thee out of the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit. Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou hast loved all devouring words, O deceitful tongue! •God shall likewise destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Psalm 52:2–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Your tongue makes up threats. 

It’s like a sharp razor, you master of deceit. 

You prefer evil to good. 

You prefer lying to speaking the truth. 

Selah 

You love every destructive accusation, you deceitful tongue! 

But God will ruin you forever. 

He will grab you and drag you out of your tent. 

He will pull your roots out of this world of the living. 

Selah 

Psalm 52:2–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Like a sharpened razor,

your tongue devises destruction,

working treachery.

You love evil instead of good,

lying instead of speaking truthfully. Selah

You love any words that destroy,

you treacherous tongue!

This is why God will bring you down forever.

He will take you, ripping you out of your tent;

He will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

you are plotting destruction.

Your tongue is like a sharp razor,

you worker of treachery.

You love evil more than good,

and lying more than speaking the truth. Selah

You love all words that devour,

O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;

he will snatch and tear you from your tent;

he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Your tongue plans destruction,

like a sharp razor, working deceit.

You love evil more than good,

a lie more than speaking what is right. Selah

You love all devouring words,

O deceitful tongue,

but God will pull you down forever.

He will snatch you and tear you away from your tent,

and he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

You plan ways to destroy others.

Your tongue is like a blade that has a sharp edge.

You are always telling lies.

You love evil instead of good.

You would rather lie than tell the truth. Selah

You love to harm others with your words, you liar!

So God will destroy you forever.

He will grab hold of you and throw you out of your tent.

He will remove you from this life. Selah

Psalm 52:2–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Your tongue devises destruction,

Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

You love evil more than good,

Falsehood more than speaking what is right.

Selah.

You love all words that devour,

O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;

He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,

And uproot you from the land of the living.

Selah.