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.