Psalms 52

For the end, A Psalm of instruction by David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David has gone to the house of Abimelech.

1 Why do you, O mighty man, boast of iniquity in your mischief? All the day 2your tongue has devised unrighteousness; like a sharpened razor you have worked deceit. 3You have loved wickedness more than goodness; unrighteousness better than to speak righteousness. Pause. 4You have loved all words of destruction, and a deceitful tongue. 5Therefore may God destroy you forever, may He pluck you up and utterly remove you from your dwelling, and your root from the land of the living. Pause. 6And the righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say, 7Behold, the man who made not God his help; but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, and strengthened himself in his vanity. 8But I am as a fruitful olive in the house of God; I have trusted in the mercy of God forever, even forevermore. 9I will give thanks to You forever, for You have done it; and I will wait on Your name; for it is good before the saints.
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