Psalm 52 King James Version

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. 2  Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3  Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 4  Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. 5  God shall likewise destroy [1] thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

6  The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: 7  Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. [2] 8  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9  I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

Footnotes

[1] 52:5 destroy...: Heb. beat thee down

[2] 52:7 wickedness: or, substance

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