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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 52

To the chief musician, Maschil. a psalm of David: when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.

1 O Man of might, wherefore dost thou

thus boast thy self in ill?

the goodness of the mighty God

endureth ever still.

2 Thy tongue presumptuously doth

mischievous things devise:

it is like to a razor sharp,

working deceitful lies.

3 Thou lovest evil more then good,

more to speak lies then right.

4 O guileful tongue, thou dost in all

devouring words delight.

5 God shall likewise for evermore

destroying thee deface,

he shall take thee away, and pluck

thee from thy dwelling place,

And also root thee out from off

the land of the living. Selah.

6 The righteous also shall it see

and fear, at him laughing.

7 Lo, this the man that made not God

his strength: but trusted in

his store of wealth, himself made strong

in his mischievous sin.

8 But in the house of God am I

like a green Olive-tree:

I trust for ever and for aye,

in God’s benignity.

9 Thee will I praise for evermore,

because thou hast done this:

and I’ll wait on thy name, for good

before thy Saints that is.