Psalm 52 (Lexham English Bible)

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For the [music] director. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite came and informed Saul. And he said to him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."

God’s Judgment on the Wicked and Love for the Faithful

1 aWhy do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.b 2 Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit. 3 You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}.c Selah 4 You love all devouring words, O deceitful tongue, 5 but God will pull you down forever. He will snatch you and tear you away from [your] tent, and [he] will uproot you from [the] land of [the] living. Selah 6 And [the] righteous will see and fear, and will laugh at him, [saying], 7 "Look, the man [who] would not make God his refuge, but he trusted in the greatness of his wealth; he took refuge in his destructiveness." 8 But I [am] like an olive tree flourishing in the housed of God. I trust the loyal love of God forever and ever. 9 I will give thanks to you forever, because [of what] you have done, and I will wait on your name, because [it is] good, in the presence of your faithful ones.
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