1: Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually. 2: Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3: You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah. 4: You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue. 5: God will likewise destroy you forever. He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah. 6: The righteous also will see it, and fear, and laugh at him, saying, 7: "Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness." 8: But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever. 9: I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your saints. Psalm 53 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Mahalath." A contemplation by David.