Psalms 52

To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of *God abideth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit. Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou hast loved all devouring words, O deceitful tongue! *God shall likewise destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his avarice. But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever. I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it ; and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.

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