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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalms 52:1-9

To the director. Mas′kil.* Of David, when Do′eg the E′dom·ite came and proceeded to tell Saul and say to him that David had come to the house of A·him′e·lech.+ 52  Why do you make your boast over what is bad, O you mighty one?+ The loving-kindness* of God* is all day long.+   Adversities your tongue schemes up, sharpened like a razor,+ Working deceitfully.*+   You have loved what is bad more than what is good,+ Falsehood more than speaking righteousness.+ Se′lah.   You have loved all devouring words,+ O you deceitful tongue.*+   God himself will also pull you down forever;+ He will knock you down and tear you away from [your] tent,+ And he will certainly root you out of the land of the living ones.+ Se′lah.   And the righteous ones will see [it] and will be afraid,+ And over him they will laugh.+   Here is the able-bodied man that does not put God as his fortress,+ But that trusts in the abundance of his riches,+ That takes shelter in adversities by him.+   But I shall be like a luxuriant olive tree+ in God’s house; I do trust in the loving-kindness of God to time indefinite, even forever.+   I will laud you to time indefinite, for you have taken action;+ And I shall hope in your name, because it is good, in front of your loyal ones.+


See 32:Sup ftn.
Or, “loyal love.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
Or, “Ruinous things you scheme, your tongue being sharpened like a razor, O you worker of deceit.”
Lit., “tongue of deception.”