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.
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 1 wickedness."
But I am a 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 2 is good.