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Psalm 52

Friday, March 08, 2013

Psalm 52

The End of the Wicked and the Peace of the Godly

To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation[a] of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”

1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endures continually.

2 Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

3 You love evil more than good,
Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah

4 You love all devouring words,
You deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy you forever;
He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6 The righteous also shall see and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying,

7 “Here is the man who did not make God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”

8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

9 I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good.
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  • ROZEEROZ1
    Our trial times sure show our [my ] weaknesses. Lately I am finding that I have trust issues. The verse that I quote often Forgot verse address but it says I believe but help me with my unbelief. I find this quote helps me in my weak times.
    1901 days ago
  • ANHELIC
    Great Psalm. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    1901 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    Amen
    1901 days ago
  • MSKRIS7
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  • 02SERENE
    Thanks for writing out the entire psalm. My favorite parts are the most positive words. But, the psalms are written that way for a reason and....I like mostly the the grace and mercy even though I need to see where my weaknesses are to focus on what needs to be worked on which I have heard helps one stay grounded in humility.

    Verse 8 is so full of hope and vision.

    Thanks again for sharing.
    1902 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/8/2013 4:44:14 AM
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