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?
Your tongue plots destruction;3 it is like a sharpened razor,4 you who practice deceit.53
You love evil6 rather than good, falsehood7 rather than speaking the truth. "Selah"
You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!85
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"
The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh12 at him, saying,
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold13 but trusted in his great wealth14 and grew strong by destroying others!"
But I am like an olive tree15 flourishing in the house of God; I trust16 in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.
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