Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

You love evil instead of good,
lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah

New American Standard Bible

You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.

King James Version

Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

International Standard Version

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude

A Conservative Version

Thou love evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

American Standard Version

Thou lovest evil more than good, And lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah

Amplified

You love evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness, justice, and right. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Bible in Basic English

You have more love for evil than for good, for deceit than for works of righteousness. (Selah.)

Darby Translation

Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Thou lovedst evil above good; falsehood more than speaking justice. Silence.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}. Selah

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou lovest ungraciousness more than good, to talk of lies more than righteousness. Selah.

NET Bible

You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou lovest Evil more than good, Falsehood, more than speaking righteousness. Selah.

Webster

Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

World English Bible

You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou hast loved evil rather than good, Lying, than speaking righteousness. Selah.

References

Fausets

Context Readings

God Judges The Proud

2 Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.
3 You love evil instead of good,
lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah
4 You love any words that destroy,
you treacherous tongue!


Cross References

Psalm 62:4

They only plan to bring him down
from his high position.
They take pleasure in lying;
they bless with their mouths,
but they curse inwardly.Selah

Jeremiah 4:22

“For My people are fools;
they do not know Me.
They are foolish children,
without understanding.
They are skilled in doing what is evil,
but they do not know how to do what is good.”

Jeremiah 9:3-5

They bent their tongues like their bows;
lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,
for they proceed from one evil to another,
and they do not take Me into account.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongues are deadly arrows—
they speak deception.
With his mouth
a man speaks peaceably with his friend,
but inwardly he sets up an ambush.

Micah 3:2

You hate good and love evil.
You tear off people’s skin
and strip their flesh from their bones.

John 8:44

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

Romans 1:25

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

2 Timothy 3:4

traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

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