Psalm 52 Revised Standard Version

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 1  To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech." Why do you boast, O mighty man, of mischief done against the godly? All the day 2  you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery. 3  You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth. [Selah] 4  You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue. 5  But God will break you down for ever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. [Selah]

6  The righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, 7  "See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and sought refuge in his wealth!" 8  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God for ever and ever. 9  I will thank thee for ever, because thou hast done it. I will proclaim thy name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.

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