Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris?
- WHY boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, *
that thou canst do mischief;
- Whereas the goodness of God *
endureth yet daily?
- Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, *
and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp razor.
- Thou hast loved unrighteousness more than goodness, *
and falsehood more than righteousness.
- Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt, *
O thou false tongue.
- Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever; *
he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living.
- The righteous also shall see this, and fear, *
and shall laugh him to scorn:
- Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength; *
but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
- As for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God; *
my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
- I will alway give thanks unto thee for that thou hast done; *
and I will hope in thy Name, for thy saints like it well.
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