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Psalms - Chapter 52

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1 [For the choirmaster Poem Of David When Doeg the Edomite went and warned Saul, 'David has gone to Abimelech's house'] Why take pride in being wicked, you champion in villainy, all day long

2 plotting crime? Your tongue is razor-sharp, you artist in perfidy.

3 You prefer evil to good, lying to uprightness.

4 You revel in destructive talk, treacherous tongue!

5 That is why God will crush you, destroy you once and for all, snatch you from your tent, uproot you from the land of the living.

6 The upright will be awestruck as they see it, they will mock him,

7 'So much for someone who would not place his reliance in God, but relied on his own great wealth, and made himself strong by crime.'

8 But I, like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God, put my trust in God's faithful love, for ever and ever.

9 I shall praise you for ever for what you have done, and shall trust in your name, so full of goodness, in the presence of your faithful.


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