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Psalms 52 (asv)

Psalms 52 (asv)

For the Chief Musician. Maschil of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Abimelech.

52:1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man?

The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.

52:2Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness,

Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

52:3Thou lovest evil more than good,

And lying rather than to speak righteousness.


52:4Thou lovest all devouring words,

thou deceitful tongue.

52:5God will likewise destroy thee for ever;

He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent,

And root thee out of the land of the living.


52:6The righteous also shall see it, and fear,

And shall laugh at him, saying,

52:7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength,

But trusted in the abundance of his riches,

And strengthened himself in his wickedness.

52:8But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God:

I trust in the lovingkindness of God for ever and ever.

52:9I will give thee thanks for ever, because thou hast done it;

And I will hope in thy name, for it is good, in the presence of thy saints.


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