Psalm 52
Brenton Septuagint Translation

Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

1For 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

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

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

4Thou has loved all words of destruction, and a deceitful tongue.

5Therefore 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.

6And the righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say,

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

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

9I 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation, 1884. Versification mapped to KJV for coordination with other Old Testament Bible texts.

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