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(4) The leshon (tongue) deviseth treachery; like a sharp ta’ar (razor), working remiyyah (deceit).

(5) Thou lovest rah more than tov; and sheker rather than to speak tzedek. Selah.

(6) Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou leshon mirmah (deceitful tongue).

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You who practice deceit,(A)
    your tongue plots destruction;(B)
    it is like a sharpened razor.(C)
You love evil(D) rather than good,
    falsehood(E) rather than speaking the truth.[a]
You love every harmful word,
    you deceitful tongue!(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 52:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 5.

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