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MELROSE | Bible Passage
Scottish Psalter, 1635
1 WHY boast thyself, O mighty man,
Of mischief and of wrong?
The goodness of Almighty God
Endureth all day long.
2 Thy tongue doth mischief still devise,
And falsely doth revile;
Like to a razor whetted sharp,
For ever working guile.
3 I'll more than good thou lov'st, lies more
Than speaking righteousness:
4 Thou lovest all-devouring words,
Tongue of deceitfulness.
5 So God shall thee destroy for aye,
Remove thee, pluck thee out
Quite from thy tent, and from the land
Of living men thee root.
6 The righteous shall it see and fear,
And laugh at him they shall:
7 LO, this the man is that did not
Make God his strength at all:
But he in his abundant wealth
His confidence did place;
And he took strength unto himself
From his own wickedness.
8 But I am in the house of God
Like a green olive tree;
I in God's mercy put my trust
9 And I for ever will thee praise,
Because thou hast done this;
Before thy saints I on thy name
Will wait, for good it is.
1 ¬∂ Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
6 ¬∂ The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.