Psalm 52
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Why Do You Boast of Evil?
(1 Samuel 22:6–23)

For the choirmaster. A Maskila of David. After Doeg the Edomite went to Saul and told him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”

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

The loving devotion of God endures all day long.

2Your tongue devises destruction

like a sharpened razor,

O worker of deceit.

3You love evil more than good,

falsehood more than speaking truth.


4You love every word that devours,

O deceitful tongue.

5Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin;

He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent;

He will uproot you from the land of the living.


6The righteous will see and fear;

they will mock the evildoer, saying,

7“Look at the man

who did not make God his refuge,

but trusted in the abundance of his wealth

and strengthened himself by destruction.”

8But I am like an olive tree

flourishing in the house of God;

I trust in the loving devotion of God

forever and ever.

9I will praise You forever,

because You have done it.

I will wait on Your name—

for it is good—

in the presence of Your saints.

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