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Psalm 52

Judgment on the Deceitful

To the leader. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

1

Why do you boast, O mighty one,

of mischief done against the godly?

All day long 2you are plotting destruction.

Your tongue is like a sharp razor,

you worker of treachery.

3

You love evil more than good,

and lying more than speaking the truth.Selah

4

You love all words that devour,

O deceitful tongue.

 

5

But God will break you down forever;

he will snatch and tear you from your tent;

he will uproot you from the land of the living.Selah

6

The righteous will see, and fear,

and will laugh at the evildoer, saying,

7

“See the one who would not take

refuge in God,

but trusted in abundant riches,

and sought refuge in wealth!”

 

8

But I am like a green olive tree

in the house of God.

I trust in the steadfast love of God

forever and ever.

9

I will thank you forever,

because of what you have done.

In the presence of the faithful

I will proclaim your name, for it is good.


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