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Psalm 52 NAS

Futility of Boastful Wickedness.

1 Why do you 1boast in evil, O mighty man? The 2lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

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2 Your tongue devises 3destruction, Like a 4sharp razor, 5O worker of deceit.

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3 You 6love evil more than good, 7Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.

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    • a 52:3 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
      4 You love all words that devour, O 8deceitful tongue.

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      5 But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and 9tear you away from your tent, And 10uproot you from the 11land of the living. Selah.

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      6 The righteous will 12see and fear, And will 13laugh at him, saying,

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      7 "Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But 14trusted in the abundance of his riches And 15was strong in his evil desire."

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        • c 52:7 - Or "his destruction"
          8 But as for me, I am like a 16green olive tree in the house of God; I 17trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

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          9 I will 18give You thanks forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, 19for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.

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          • a 52:3 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
          • b 52:5 - Or "Also"
          • c 52:7 - Or "his destruction"