Psalm 52

1Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
   The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
2Your tongue plots destruction,
   like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.
3You love evil more than good,
   and lying 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 and tear you from your tent;
   he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
6The righteous shall see and fear,
   and shall laugh at him, saying,
7"See the man who would not make
   God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
   and sought refuge in his own destruction!"Or in his work of destruction

8But I am like a green olive tree
   in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
   forever and ever.
9I will thank you forever,
   because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
   in the presence of the godly.