Futility of Boastful Wickedness.
For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."
1Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
2Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
3You love evil more than good,
Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
4You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
5But God will break you down forever;
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous will see and fear,
And will laugh at him, saying,
7"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches
And was strong in his evil desire."
8But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
9I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
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