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Psalm 52

3 Why do you boast of wickedness,

 you champion of evil?

 4 Planning ruin all day long,

 your tongue is like a sharpened razor,

 you who practice deceit!

5 You love evil more than good,

 falsehood more than truth.

 6 You love every destructive word,

 O tongue of deceit.

7 Then God will break you down forever,

 and he will take you away.

 He will snatch you from your tent, and uproot you

 from the land of the living.

8 The just shall see and fear.

 They shall laugh and say,

 9 “So this is the champion who refused

 to take God as a stronghold,

 but trusted in the greatness of wealth

 and grew powerful by wickedness.”

10 But I am like a growing olive tree

 in the house of God.

 I trust in the mercy of God,

 forever and ever.

11 I will thank you forevermore,

 for this is your doing.

 I will hope in your name, for it is good,

 in the presence of your faithful.

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