1Why dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day.2Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.3Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.4Thou dost love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.5God shall likewise cast thee down for ever; he shall cut thee off and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous also shall see and fear and shall laugh at him, saying:7Behold, this is the man that did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness.8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the eternal mercy of God for ever.9I will praise thee for ever because thou hast done it, and I will wait on thy name, for it is good before thy merciful ones.