Bible: Psalm 52

Psalm 52 1 

52:1 For the music director; a well-written song 2  by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: “David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech.” 3 

Why do you boast about your evil plans, 4  O powerful man?

God’s loyal love protects me all day long! 5 

52:2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; 6 

it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver. 7 

52:3 You love evil more than good,

lies more than speaking the truth. 8  (Selah)

52:4 You love to use all the words that destroy, 9 

and the tongue that deceives.

52:5 Yet 10  God will make you a permanent heap of ruins. 11 

He will scoop you up 12  and remove you from your home; 13 

he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)

52:6 When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe,

and will mock the evildoer, saying: 14 

52:7Look, here is the man who would not make 15  God his protector!

He trusted in his great wealth

and was confident about his plans to destroy others.” 16 

52:8 But I 17  am like a flourishing 18  olive tree in the house of God;

I continually 19  trust in God’s loyal love.

52:9 I will continually 20  thank you when 21  you execute judgment; 22 

I will rely 23  on you, 24  for your loyal followers know you are good. 25 

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