Why do you boast, you tyrant, *
that you can do evil;
Whereas the goodness of God *
endures all the day long?
Your tongue devises wickedness, *
and with lies you cut like a sharp razor.
You have loved unrighteousness more than goodness *
and to utter lies more than truth.
You have loved to speak all words that hurt, *
O you deceitful tongue.
Therefore, God shall destroy you for ever; *
he shall catch you, and pluck you out of your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living.
The righteous also shall see this and fear, *
and shall laugh him to scorn:
“Behold, this is the one who did not take God for his strength, *
but trusted in the multitude of his riches and relied on his wickedness.”
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.
I will always give thanks unto you for what you have done, *
and I will declare your Name among the faithful, for it is good.
The fool has said in his heart, *
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt and have become abominable in their wickedness; *
there is none that does good.
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men *
to see if there were any who would understand and seek after God.
But they have all gone astray; they have altogether become abominable; *
there is none that does good, no not one.
Have they no knowledge, all the workers of evil *
who eat up my people as they would eat bread, and call not upon God?
They were afraid where no fear was, *
for God has broken the bones of those who besieged you;
You have put them to shame, *
because God has rejected them.
Oh, that salvation were given unto Israel out of Zion! *
Oh, that God would deliver his people out of captivity!
Then shall Jacob rejoice, *
and Israel shall be glad.
Deus, in nomine
Save me, O God, for your Name’s sake, *
and avenge me in your strength.
Hear my prayer, O God, *
and hearken to the words of my mouth.
For the arrogant have risen up against me, *
and tyrants, who do not have God before their eyes, seek after my life.
Behold, God is my helper; *
the Lord is he who upholds my life.
He shall repay the evil of my enemies. *
O destroy them in your faithfulness.
A freewill offering will I give you, *
and praise your Name, O Lord, because it is good.
For he has delivered me out of all my trouble, *
and my eye has seen the ruin of my enemies.