Psalm 52 The Message Bible

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 1  Why do you brag of evil, "Big Man"? God's mercy carries the day. 2  You scheme catastrophe; your tongue cuts razor-sharp, artisan in lies. 3  You love evil more than good, you call black white. 4  You love malicious gossip, you foul-mouth. 5  God will tear you limb from limb, sweep you up and throw you out, Pull you up by the roots from the land of life.

6  Good people will watch and worship. They'll laugh in relief: 7  "Big Man bet on the wrong horse, trusted in big money, made his living from catastrophe." 8  And I'm an olive tree, growing green in God's house. I trusted in the generous mercy of God then and now. 9  I thank you always that you went into action. And I'll stay right here, your good name my hope, in company with your faithful friends.


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