Psalm 52 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why do you brag about the evil you've done, you hero? The mercy of God lasts all day long! 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 Your tongue makes up threats. It's like a sharp razor, you master of deceit. 2 Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit.
3 ou prefer evil to good. You prefer lying to speaking the truth. Selah 3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. "Selah"
4 You love every destructive accusation, you deceitful tongue! 4 You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!
5 ut God will ruin you forever. He will grab you and drag you out of your tent. He will pull your roots out of this world 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 Righteous people will see [this] and be struck with fear. They will laugh at you and say, 6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at him, saying,
7 "Look at this person who refused to make God his fortress! Instead, he trusted his great wealth and became strong through his greed." 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 large olive tree in God's house. I trust the mercy of God forever 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 thanks to you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your godly people, I will wait with hope in your good name. 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.