Psalm 52
Contemporary English Version

(A special psalm by David for the music leader. He wrote this when Doeg from Edom went to Saul and said, “David has gone to Ahimelech's house.”)

God Is in Control

1 You people may be strong

and brag about your sins,

but God can be trusted

day after day.

2You plan brutal crimes,

and your lying words cut

like a sharp razor.

3You would rather do evil

than good, and tell lies

than speak the truth.

4You love to say cruel things,

and your words are a trap.

5God will destroy you forever!

He will grab you and drag you

from your homes.

You will be uprooted

and left to die.

6When good people see

this fearsome sight,

they will laugh and say,

7“Just look at them now!

Instead of trusting God,

they trusted their wealth

and their cruelty.”

8But I am like an olive tree

growing in God's house,

and I can count on his love

forever and ever.

9I will always thank God

for what he has done;

I will praise his good name

when his people meet.

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)

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