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Psalm 52 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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God Judges the Proud

For the choir director. A Maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”

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Why boast about evil, you hero!

God’s faithful love is constant.

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Like a sharpened razor,

your tongue devises destruction,

working treachery.

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You love evil instead of good,

lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah

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You love any words that destroy,

you treacherous tongue!

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This is why God will bring you down forever.

He will take you, ripping you out of your tent;

he will uproot you from the land of the living.Selah

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The righteous will see and fear,

and they will derisively say about that hero,[fn]

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“Here is the man

who would not make God his refuge,

but trusted in the abundance of his riches,

taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”

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But I am like a flourishing olive tree

in the house of God;

I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.

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I will praise you forever for what you have done.

In the presence of your faithful people,

I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.

CSB Footnotes
Lit about him

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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