Psalm 52:3
Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

1Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually. 2The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 4You love all devouring words, O you deceitful tongue. 5God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah. 6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: 7See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. 8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9I will praise you for ever, because you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before your saints.
Cross References
Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 36:4
He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Psalm 58:3
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Proverbs 21:10
The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Jeremiah 9:5
And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture

You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.


Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Micah 3:2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;


Psalm 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly...

Jeremiah 9:3-5,8 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

Strong's Concordance
Thou lovest evil more than good; [and] lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Topical Bible
Deceit Evil Falsehood Hast Love Loved Lovest Lying Rather Righteousness Selah Speak Speaking Truth Works
Psalms Chapter 52 Verse 3

Alphabetical: evil falsehood good is love more rather right Selah speaking than the truth what You

OT Poetry: Psalm 52:3 You love evil more than good lying (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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