Common English Bible CEB
New Revised Standard NRS
1 Hey, powerful person! Why do you brag about evil? God's faithful love lasts all day long.
Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly? All day long
2 Your tongue devises destruction: it's like a sharpened razor, causing deception.
you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery.
3 You love evil more than good; you love lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth. (Selah)
4 You love all destructive words; you love the deceiving tongue.
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
5 But God will take you down permanently; he will snatch you up, tear you out of your tent, and uproot you from the land of the living! Selah
But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)
6 The righteous will see and be in awe; they will laugh at those people:
The righteous will see, and fear, and will laugh at the evildoer, saying,
7 "Look at them! They didn't make God their refuge. Instead, they trusted in their own great wealth. They sought refuge in it—to their own destruction!"
"See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!"
8 But I am like a green olive tree in God's house; I trust in God's faithful love forever and always.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
9 I will give thanks to you, God, forever, because you have acted. In the presence of your faithful people, I will hope in your name because it's so good.
I will thank you forever, because of what you have done. In the presence of the faithful I will proclaim your name, for it is good.
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