1Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?2You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.3You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.4You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!5Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.6The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,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!”8But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.9For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.
1The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.2God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.3Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.4Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.5But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.6Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
1Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.2Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.3Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me— people without regard for God.4Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.5Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.6I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, LORD, for it is good.7You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.