Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast1 all day long,2 you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
You who practice deceit,3 your tongue plots destruction;4 it is like a sharpened razor.53
You love evil6 rather than good, falsehood7 rather than speaking the truth.a4
You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!85
Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck9 you from your tent; he will uproot10 you from the land of the living.116
The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh12 at you, saying,
"Here now is the one 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.
For what you have done I will always praise you17 in the presence of your faithful people.18 And I will hope in your name,19 for your name is good.20