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Ketuvim - Writings


Chapter 52

1 For the Leader. Maschil of David;
2 when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.'
3 Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man? The mercy of G-d endureth continually.
4 Thy tongue deviseth destruction; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
5 Thou lovest evil more than good; falsehood rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
6 Thou lovest all devouring words, the deceitful tongue.
7 G-d will likewise break thee for ever, He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah
8 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
9 'Lo, this is the man that made not G-d his stronghold; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.'
10 But as for me, I am like a leafy olive-tree in the house of G-d; I trust in the mercy of G-d for ever and ever.
11 I will give Thee thanks for ever, because Thou hast done it; and I will wait for Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy saints.
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