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To the Overcomer, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.

¶ Why dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day.

Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Thou dost love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise cast thee down for ever; he shall cut thee off and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

¶ The righteous also shall see and fear and shall laugh at him, saying:

Behold, this is the man that did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the eternal mercy of God for ever.

I will praise thee for ever because thou hast done it, and I will wait on thy name, for it is good before thy merciful ones.