1 Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}. 2 Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit. 3 You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}. Selah 4 You love all devouring words, O deceitful tongue,
5 but God will pull you down forever. He will snatch you and tear you away from [your] tent, and [he] will uproot you from [the] land of [the] living. Selah 6 And [the] righteous will see and fear, and will laugh at him, [saying], 7 "Look, the man [who] would not make God his refuge, but he trusted in the greatness of his wealth; he took refuge in his destructiveness."
8 But I [am] like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God. I trust the loyal love of God forever and ever. 9 I will give thanks to you forever, because [of what] you have done, and I will wait on your name, because [it is] good, in the presence of your faithful ones.