1Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? God’s covenant faithfulness endures all day long.
2Your tongue plots destruction like a sharpened razor, O worker of deceit.
3You love evil more than good, deception rather than speaking righteous things. Selah.
4You love all words that devour, O tongue of deceit.
5Therefore God will bring you to ruin forever. He will snatch you up and tear you out of your tent, and uproot you out of the land of the living. Selah.
6Then the righteous will see it, and fear, and they will laugh at him, saying,
7“Behold the person who did not set God as his mountain stronghold! Instead he trusted in the abundance of his riches; and he strengthened himself in his evil desire.”
8But as for me, I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God. I trust in God’s covenant faithfulness forever and ever.
9I will praise you forever, because you have done this. Yes, I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your faithful people.