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Psalm 52

The End of the Wicked and the Peace of the Godly

To the Chief Musician. A 1Contemplation of David aWhen Doeg the Edomite Went and bTold Saul, and Said to Him, “David Has Gone to the House of Ahimelech.”

1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?

The goodness of God endures continually.

2 Your tongue devises destruction,

Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

3 You love evil more than good,

Lying rather than speaking righteousness.


4 You love all devouring words,

You deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy you forever;

He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,

And uproot you from the land of the living.


6 The righteous also shall see and fear,

And shall laugh at him, saying,

7 “Here is the man who did not make God his strength,

But trusted in the abundance of his riches,

And strengthened himself in his 2wickedness.”

8 But I am clike a green olive tree in the house of God;

I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

9 I will praise You forever,

Because You have done it;

And in the presence of Your saints

I will wait on Your name, for it 3is good.


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