Psalms 52

Futility of Boastful Wickedness.

For the choir director. A
Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Maskil of David,
1 Sam 22:9
when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

1 Why do you c  boast in evil, O mighty man?
The d  lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
2Your tongue devises e  destruction,
Like a f  sharp razor g  O worker of deceit.
3You h  love evil more than good,
i  Falsehood more than speaking what is right.
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Selah.
4You love all words that devour,
O k  deceitful tongue.

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But God will break you down forever;
He will snatch you up and m  tear you away from your tent,
And n  uproot you from the o  land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous will p  see and fear,
And will q  laugh at him, saying,
7Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge,
But r  trusted in the abundance of his riches
And s  was strong in
Or his destruction
his evil desire.”

8But as for me, I am like a u  green olive tree in the house of God;
I v  trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
9I will w  give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will wait on Your name x  for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.

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