Why boastest thou thy- | -self, thou tyrant,
* that | thou canst do mischief;
2 Whereas the | goodness• of God
* en- | -dureth yet daily?
3 Thy tongue i- | -magin•eth wickedness,
* and with lies thou cuttest | like a sharp razor.
4 Thou hast loved unrighteousness | more than goodness,
* and | falsehood 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 him- | -self 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 alway give thanks unto thee for that | thou hast done;
* and I will hope in thy Name, for thy | saints like it well.
Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,
* and | to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,
* world without | end. Amen.