Psalm 52 New King James Version

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 1  To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, 'David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.' Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. 2  Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3  You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah 4  You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue. 5  God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6  The righteous also shall see and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying, 7  "Here is the man who did not make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness." 8  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. 9  I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

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