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The End of the Wicked and the Peace of the Godly

To the Chief Musician. A [a]Contemplation of David (A)when Doeg the Edomite went and (B)told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”

52 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endures continually.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 52:1 Heb. Maschil

“Here is the man who did not make God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his [a]wickedness.”

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  1. Psalm 52:7 Lit. desire, in evil sense

The look on their countenance witnesses against them,
And they declare their sin as (A)Sodom;
They do not hide it.
Woe to their soul!
For they have brought evil upon themselves.

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Therefore the (A)showers have been withheld,
And there has been no latter rain.
You have had a (B)harlot’s forehead;
You refuse to be ashamed.

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15 Were they (A)ashamed when they had committed abomination?
No! They were not at all ashamed;
Nor did they know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
At the time I punish them,
They shall be cast down,” says the Lord.

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The Lord is righteous in her midst,
He will do no unrighteousness.
[a]Every morning He brings His justice to light;
He never fails,
But (A)the unjust knows no shame.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:5 Lit. Morning by morning

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