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Psalm 52

(from Day 10 Morning Prayer)

Quid gloriaris?

  1. WHY boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant: that thou canst do mischief;
  2. Whereas the goodness of God: endureth yet daily?
  3. Thy tongue imagineth wickedness: and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp rasor.
  4. Thou hast loved unrighteousness more then goodness: and to talk of lies more than righteousness.
  5. Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt: O thou false tongue.
  6. Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever: he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living.
  7. The righteous also shall see this, and fear: and shall laugh him to scorn;
  8. Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength: but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in 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 thee for that thou hast done: and I will hope in thy Name, for thy saints like it well.