The End of the Wicked and the Peace of the Godly
To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of David #1 Sam. 22:9when Doeg the Edomite went and #Ezek. 22:9told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”
1Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endures continually.
2Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3You love evil more than good,
Lying rather than speaking righteousness.
4You love all devouring words,
You deceitful tongue.
5God shall likewise destroy you forever;
He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
And uproot you from the land of the living.
6The righteous also shall see and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying,
7“Here is the man who did not make God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”
8But I am #Jer. 11:16like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
9I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good.
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