King James Bible

Psalms 51

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 52


 To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually. 


 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 


 Thou lovest evil more than good; [and] lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 


 Thou lovest all devouring words, O [thou] deceitful tongue. 


 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. 


 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: 


 Lo, [this is] the man [that] made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his wickedness. 


 But I [am] like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 


 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done [it]: and I will wait on thy name; for [it is] good before thy saints. 

Psalms 53




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