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Psalm 52 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Steadfast Love of God Endures

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:1 - To the choirmaster. A Maskil[fn] of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:2 - Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:3 - You love evil more than good,
and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:4 - You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:5 - But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:6 - The righteous shall see and fear,
and shall laugh at him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:7 - “See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:8 - But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:9 - I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly.
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Or in his work of destruction

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