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The Book of Psalms

Psalm 51

Quid gloriaris.

David condemneth the wickedness of Doeg, and foretelleth his destruction.


1
Unto the end, understanding for David,

2
When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech.

3
Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

4
All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

5
Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.

6
Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.

7
Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

8
The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:

9
Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

10
But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.

11
I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.

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