Psalms 51

LXX2012(i) 1 (52) For the end, [a Psalm] of instruction by David, when Doec the Idumean came and told Saul, and said to him, David is gone to the house of Abimelech. Why do you, O mighty man, boast of iniquity in [your] mischief? All the day 2 your tongue has devised unrighteousness; like a sharpened razor you have wrought deceit. 3 You have loved wickedness more than goodness; unrighteousness better than to speak righteousness. Pause. 4 You has loved all words of destruction, [and] a deceitful tongue. 5 Therefore may God destroy you for ever, may he pluck you up and utterly remove you from [your] dwelling, and your root from the land of the living. Pause. 6 And the righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say, 7 Behold the man who made not God his help; but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, and strengthened himself in his vanity. 8 But I am as a fruitful olive in the house of God: I have trusted in the mercy of God for ever, even for evermore. 9 I will give thanks to you for ever, for you have done [it]: and I will wait on your name; for [it is] good before the saints.