Psalm 52
Bishops' Bible of 1568 Par ▾ 

Why Do You Boast of Evil?
(1 Samuel 22:6–23)

1To the chiefe musition, a wyse instruction of Dauid, when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul and tolde him, saying: Dauid is come to the house of Achimelek. Why boastest thy self thou tiraunt of mischiefe? the goodnes of God dayly endureth.

2Thy tongue imagineth wickednes: and deceaueth like a sharpe raser.

3Thou hast loued vngratiousnes more then goodnes: and to talke of falshood more then of righteousnes. Selah.

4Thou hast loued to speake all wordes that may do hurt: O thou deceiptfull tongue.

5Therfore the Lord wyll destroy thee for euer: he wyll take thee and plucke thee out of thy dwelling, and roote thee out of the lande of the liuing. Selah.

6The righteous also shall see this: and they wyll be afraide and laugh hym to scorne.

7Saying lo this is the man that put not the Lorde to be his strength: but trusted vnto the multitude of his riches, and strengthed him selfe in his wickednesse.

8As for me I am lyke a greene oliue tree in the house of the Lorde: my trust is in the tender mercy of the Lorde for euer and euer.

9I will alway confesse it vnto thee, for that thou hast done it: and I wyll hope in thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saintes.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

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