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Psalm 52

For the Music Director. A Contemplative Maskil. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelek.”

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
    The goodness of God endures continually.
Your tongue devises calamities,
    like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery.
You love evil more than good,
    and lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
You love all devouring words,
    O you deceitful tongue.

God will likewise break you down forever;
    He will snatch you away and pluck you from your home,
    and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous also will see and fear,
    and will laugh in contempt,
“See, this is the man
    who did not make God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of riches,
    and grew strong in his own wickedness.”

But I am like a green olive tree
    in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God
    forever and ever.
I will give thanks to You forever, because You have acted;
    and I will wait on Your name,
    for it is good before Your saints.