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Psalms 51

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 52

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<To the chief music-maker. Maschil. Of David.\

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\52:1\When Doeg the Edomite came to Saul saying, David has come to the house of Ahimelech.>\

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\52:1\Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?

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\52:2\Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.

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\52:3\You have more love for evil than for good, for deceit than for works of righteousness. (Selah.)

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\52:4\Destruction is in all your words, O false tongue.

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\52:5\But God will put an end to you for ever; driving you out from your tent, uprooting you from the land of the living. (Selah.)

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\52:6\The upright will see it with fear, and will say, laughing at you:

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\52:7\See, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but had faith in his goods and his property, and made himself strong in his wealth.

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\52:8\But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever.

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\52:9\I will give you praise without end for what you have done; I will give honour to your name before your saints, for it is good.

Psalms 53

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