1 Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God`s lovingkindness endures continually.
2 Your tongue plots destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah.
4 You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue.
5 God will likewise destroy you forever. He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent, And root you out of the land of the living. Selah.
6 The righteous also will see it, and fear, And laugh at him, saying,
7 "Behold, this is the man who didn`t make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness."
8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God`s house. I trust in God`s lovingkindness forever and ever.
9 I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, In the presence of your saints. Psalm 53 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Mahalath." A contemplation by David.