Psalm 52 NIV

For the director of music. A "maskil" of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: "David has gone to the house of Ahimelech."

1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast1 all day long,2 you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?

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2 Your tongue plots destruction;3 it is like a sharpened razor,4 you who practice deceit.5

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3 You love evil6 rather than good, falsehood7 rather than speaking the truth. "Selah"

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4 You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!8

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5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear9 you from your tent; he will uproot10 you from the land of the living.11 "Selah"

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6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh12 at him, saying,

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7 "Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold13 but trusted in his great wealth14 and grew strong by destroying others!"

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8 But I am like an olive tree15 flourishing in the house of God; I trust16 in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.

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9 I will praise you forever17 for what you have done; in your name I will hope,18 for your name is good.19 I will praise you in the presence of your saints.20

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