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Douay-Rheims, Psalms 51

1   Unto the end, understanding for David,

2   when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech

3   Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

4   All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

5   Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.

6   Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.

7   Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

8   The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:

9   Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

10  But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.

11  I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.


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Douay Rheims Bible (1582-1609), Challoner Revision (1749-52). The original English Bible used in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Holy Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions in divers languages. The Old Testament first published by the English College at Douay, AD 1609 and the New Testament first published by the English College at Rheims, AD 1582, the whole revised and diligently compared with the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner, AD 1749-1752. Public Domain.


Meaning of names found in this text
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David "well-beloved, dear" Doeg "careful, who acts with uneasiness"
Saul demanded; lent; ditch; death
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