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Psalm 52 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Futility of Boastful Wickedness.

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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.
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Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
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Thou lovest evil more than good,
And lying rather than to speak righteousness.
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Thou lovest all devouring words,
O thou deceitful tongue.
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God will likewise destroy 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.
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The righteous also shall see it, and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying,
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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.
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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.
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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.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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