Psalms 52:2

“Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy tongue deuiseth mischiefes: like a sharpe rasor, working deceitfully.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.
- Basic English Bible

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.
- Darby Bible

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
- Webster's Bible

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
- World English Bible

Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(52:4) Thy tongue deviseth destruction; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 52:2


52:2 Deviseth - Expresses what thy wicked mind had devised. Deceitfully - Doeg pretended only to vindicate himself from disloyalty, #1Sam 22:8|, but he really intended to expose the priests, to the king's fury.


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