Psalm 52

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,
“See the man who would not make God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
I will thank you forever, because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.

Psalm 52 ESV

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2 Responses to Psalm 52

  1. It kind of seems unkind to laugh at people who didn’t put their hope in God.

  2. trespasser58 says:

    did not, or ‘would not’? Doeg was a treacherous villain after all and with innocent blood on his hands. Spurgeon talks about seeing ‘Mephistopheles outwitted’ and suggests, ‘this is a goodly theme for that deep-seated laughter which is more akin to solemnity than merriment’. – more in later posts, I hope; thanks for your comment! 🙂

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