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Psalm 52 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why do you brag of evil, "Big Man"? God's mercy carries the day. 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 You scheme catastrophe; your tongue cuts razor-sharp, artisan in lies. 2 Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit.
3 You love evil more than good, you call black white. 3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. "Selah"
4 You love malicious gossip, you foul-mouth. 4 You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!
5 God will tear you limb from limb, sweep you up and throw you out, Pull you up by the roots from the land of life. 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 Good people will watch and worship. They'll laugh in relief: 6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at him, saying,
7 "Big Man bet on the wrong horse, trusted in big money, made his living from catastrophe." 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 And I'm an olive tree, growing green in God's house. I trusted in the generous mercy of God then and now. 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 thank you always that you went into action. And I'll stay right here, your good name my hope, in company with your faithful friends. 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.