Psalm 52
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Futility of Boastful Wickedness.

To the Chief Musician. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

1Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?

The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

2Your tongue devises destruction,

Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

3You love evil more than good,

And falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.

4You love all words that devour,

O deceitful tongue.

5But God will break you down forever;

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

And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.

6The righteous will see it and fear,

And will [scoffingly] laugh, saying,

7“Look, [this is] the man who would not make God his strength [his stronghold and fortress],

But trusted in the abundance of his riches,

Taking refuge in his wealth.”

8But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;

I trust [confidently] in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

9I will thank You forever, because You have done it, [You have rescued me and kept me safe].

I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.

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