Psalm 52
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1Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior? Don’t you realize God’s justice continues forever?1Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.
2All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you’re an expert at telling lies.2Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.
3You love evil more than good and lies more than truth. Interlude3You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude
4You love to destroy others with your words, you liar!4You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue!
5But God will strike you down once and for all. He will pull you from your home and uproot you from the land of the living. Interlude5But God will tear you down forever; he will take you away, even snatching you out of your tent! He will uproot you from the land of the living. Interlude
6The righteous will see it and be amazed. They will laugh and say,6The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying,
7“Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead and grow more and more bold in their wickedness.”7"Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.
8But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the gracious love of God forever and ever.
9I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people.9Therefore I will praise you forever because of what you did; I will proclaim that your name is good in the midst of your faithful ones.
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Psalm 51
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