| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Futility of Boastful Wickedness|
|For the Chief Musician. Maschil of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.|
| ||WHY boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man?|
The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.
| ||Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness,|
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
| ||Thou lovest evil more than good,|
And lying rather than to speak righteousness. [Selah
| ||Thou lovest all devouring words,|
O 1 thou deceitful tongue.
| ||God will likewise destroy 2 thee for ever;|
He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent,
And root thee out of the land of the living. [Selah
| ||The righteous also shall see it, and fear,|
And shall laugh at him, saying,
| ||Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, 3|
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
| ||But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God:|
I trust in the lovingkindness of God for ever and ever.
| ||I will give thee thanks for ever, because thou hast done it;|
And I will hope in thy name, for it is good, in the presence of thy saints.