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The Psalms

The Futility of Boastful Wickedness
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Do'eg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahim'elech. 1.1--0.1 ; 0.22 ; 0.10

1  Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endureth continually.
2  Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs;
like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3  Thou lovest evil more than good;
and lying rather than to speak righteousness.
4  Thou lovest all devouring words,
O thou deceitful tongue.
5  God shall likewise destroy thee for ever,
he shall take thee away,
and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place,
and root thee out of the land of the living.
6  The righteous also shall see, and fear,
and shall laugh at him:
7  Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength;
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
8  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God:
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9  I will praise thee for ever,
because thou hast done it:
and I will wait on thy name;
for it is good before thy saints.

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 The Psalms 51 The Psalms 53 
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