- ¶ WHY do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
Your tongue devises injustices against the innocent every day.
- It is like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
- You love evil more than good, and lying rather than speaking righteousness.
- You love all that speak evil and all deceitful tongues;
- Therefore, God shall overthrow you, and he shall root you out of your dwelling place, and out of the land of the living.
- ¶ Then shall the righteous see and rejoice, and shall trust in the LORD;
- And they shall say, Lo, this is the man who trusted not in God;
but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and boasted in his possessions.
- But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I have trusted in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
- I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it;
and I will proclaim thy name before thy saints for generations.