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{To the chief Musician: an instruction.
Of David;
when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.}
Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man?
The loving-kindness of God [abideth] continually.
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Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.
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Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness.
Selah.
4
Thou hast loved all devouring words, O deceitful tongue!
5
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever;
he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] tent, and root thee out of the land of the living.
Selah.
6
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, [saying,]
7
Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his avarice.
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But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.
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I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done [it];
and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.