Psalm 52 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2 Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade. 2 Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit.
3 You have more love for evil than for good, for deceit than for works of righteousness. (Selah.) 3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. "Selah"
4 Destruction is in all your words, O false tongue. 4 You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!
5 But God will put an end to you for ever; driving you out from your tent, uprooting you from the land of the living. (Selah.) 5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. "Selah"
6 The upright will see it with fear, and will say, laughing at you: 6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at him, saying,
7 See, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but had faith in his goods and his property, and made himself strong in his wealth. 7 "Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"
8 But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever. 8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.
9 I will give you praise without end for what you have done; I will give honour to your name before your saints, for it is good. 9 I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.