1Why do you boast, you mighty man, of evil all day long?
The love of God endures all day, steadfast and deep and strong.
2Your tongue plots great destruction—like a razor, it cuts deep.
3And you love evil more than good; trade truth for your deceit.Selah
4You love each harmful word, O you deceitful, wicked tongue!
5So God will surely bring you down when your false words are done.
He’ll snatch you up and tear you from your tent when ruin comes;
He also will uproot you from the land of living ones.Selah
6The righteous ones will see and fear; they’ll laugh at him and say,
7“Here is the man who would not make the Lord his strength and stay.
“His stronghold was not God; instead in wealth he put his trust;
He grew strong by destroying men and grinding them in dust.”
8But I am like an olive tree in God’s house growing sure;
I trust in God’s unfailing love, and will forevermore.
9Forever I will praise You, God, for all that You have done;
Your name is good—I’ll hope in You, amidst the godly ones.