Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast1 all day long,2 you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
Your tongue plots destruction;3 it is like a sharpened razor,4 you who practice deceit.53
You love evil6 rather than good, falsehood7 rather than speaking the truth. "Selah"
You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!85
Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear9 you from your tent; he will uproot10 you from the land of the living.11 "Selah"
The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh12 at him, saying,
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold13 but trusted in his great wealth14 and grew strong by destroying others!"