Psalm 52
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

Why Do You Boast of Evil?

1(51:1) For the end, a Psalm of instruction by David, when Doec the Idumean came and told Saul, and said to him, David is gone to the house of Abimelech. Why dost thou, O mighty man, boast of iniquity in thy mischief? All the day

2(51:2) thy tongue has devised unrighteousness; like a sharpened razor thou hast wrought deceit.

3(51:3) Thou hast loved wickedness more than goodness; unrighteousness better than to speak righteousness. Pause.

4(51:4) Thou has loved all words of destruction, and a deceitful tongue.

5(51:5) Therefore may God destroy thee for ever, may he pluck thee up and utterly remove thee from thy dwelling, and thy root from the land of the living. Pause.

6(51:6) And the righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say,

7(51:7) Behold the man who made not God his help; but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, and strengthened himself in his vanity.

8(51:8) But I am as a fruitful olive in the house of God: I have trusted in the mercy of God for ever, even for evermore.

9(51:9) I will give thanks to thee for ever, for thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before the saints.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

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