1 Why dost thou boast thyself of wickedness, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of GOD, lasteth all the day. 2 Engulfing ruin, doth thy tongue devise, Like a whetted razor, working deceit; 3 Thou lovest Evil more than good, Falsehood, more than speaking righteousness. Selah. 4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O deceitful tongue!
5 GOD also, will break thee down utterly, He will snatch thee up and tear thee away tentless, And uproot thee, out of the land of the living. Selah. 6 The righteous shall both see and fear, And, over him, shall laugh: 7 Lo! the man who made not God his refuge, - But trusted in the abundance of his riches, Emboldened himself in his wealth!
8 But, I, am like a flourishing olive-tree, in the house of God, I have put confidence in the lovingkindness of God, for times age-abiding and beyond. 9 I will praise thee to times age-abiding, Because thou didst effectually work, - And I will wait on thy Name, Because it is good, In the presence of thy men of lovingkindness.