1 Why boastest thou thyself in thy

wickedness,  O man of power? the loving-

kindness of God endureth daily.

2 Thy tongue imagineth mischief, and is like

a sharp razor, that cutteth deceitfully.

3 Thou dost love evil more than good, and

lies more than to speak the truth. Selah.

4 Thou lovest all words that may destroy: O

deceitful tongue!

5 So shall God destroy thee forever: he shall

take thee and pluck thee out of thy tabernacle, and

root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

6 The righteous also shall see it, and fear, and

shall laugh at him, saying,

7 Behold the man that took not God for his

strength, but trusteth unto the multitude of his

riches, and put his strength in his malice.

8 But I shall be like a green olive tree in the house

of God: for I trusted in the mercy of God forever

and ever.

9 I will always praise thee, for that thou hast

done this, and I will hope in thy name, because it

is good before thy Saints.

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