Psalm 52 Bible in Basic English

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 1  Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day? 2  Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade. 3  You have more love for evil than for good, for deceit than for works of righteousness. (Selah.) 4  Destruction is in all your words, O false tongue. 5  But God will put an end to you for ever; driving you out from your tent, uprooting you from the land of the living. (Selah.)

6  The upright will see it with fear, and will say, laughing at you: 7  See, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but had faith in his goods and his property, and made himself strong in his wealth. 8  But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever. 9  I will give you praise without end for what you have done; I will give honour to your name before your saints, for it is good.

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