Psalm 52 New American Standard Bible

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 Why do you boast in evil , O mighty man ? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long. 2  Your tongue devises destruction , Like a sharp razor , O worker of deceit . 3  You love evil more than good , Falsehood more than speaking what is right . Selah . 4  You love all words that devour , O deceitful tongue . 5  But God will break you down forever ; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent , And uproot you from the land of the living . Selah .

6  The righteous will see and fear , And will laugh at him, saying, 7  "Behold , the man who would not make God his refuge , But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire ." 8  But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God ; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever . 9  I will give You thanks forever , because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name , for it is good , in the presence of Your godly ones .

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