Psalm 52 World English Bible

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness

52 1  Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?
God’s loving kindness endures continually. 2  Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3  You love evil more than good,
lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah. 4  You love all devouring words,
you deceitful tongue. 5  God will likewise destroy you forever.
He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent,
and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.

6  The righteous also will see it, and fear,
and laugh at him, saying, 7  “Behold, this is the man who didn’t make God his strength,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness.” 8  But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God’s house.
I trust in God’s loving kindness forever and ever. 9  I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it.
I will hope in your name, for it is good,
in the presence of your saints.

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