1 Why do you boast, you tyrant,*
that you can do evil;
2 Whereas the goodness of God*
endures all the day long?
3 Your tongue devises wickedness,*
and with lies you cut like a sharp razor.
4 You have loved unrighteousness more than goodness*
and to utter lies more than truth.
5 You have loved to speak all words that hurt,*
O you deceitful tongue.
6 Therefore, God shall destroy you for ever;*
he shall catch you, and pluck you out of your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living.
7 The righteous also shall see this and fear,*
and shall laugh him to scorn:
8 "Behold, this is the one who did not take God for his strength,*
but trusted in the multitude of his riches and relied on his wickedness."
9 As for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;*
my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
10 I will always give thanks unto you for what you have done,*
and I will declare your Name among the faithful, for it is good.
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