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The second book of Psalms, song 52, New English Translation

Psalm 52


   For the music director; a well-written song by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: "David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech."
   1 Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man? God's loyal love protects me all day long!
   2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver.
   3 You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)
   4 You love to use all the words that destroy, and the tongue that deceives.
   5 Yet God will make you a permanent heap of ruins. He will scoop you up and remove you from your home; he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)
   6 When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe, and will mock the evildoer, saying:
   7 "Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others."
   8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I continually trust in God's loyal love.
   9 I will continually thank you when you execute judgment; I will rely on you, for your loyal followers know you are good.
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