Psalm 51 (Kathisma 7)
Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)
For the End: Concerning the Instruction by David. When Doek the Idumean Came, and Declared to Saul, and Said unto Him: David is Come to the House of Abimelech.
(Psalm 52 - Hebrew Numbering)
Why dost thou boast in evil, O mighty man, and in iniquity all the day long?
Thy tongue hath devised unrighteousness, like a sharpened razor hast thou wrought deceit.
Thou hast loved evil more than goodness, unrighteousness more than to speak righteousness.
Thou hast loved all the words of engulfing ruin, and a deceitful tongue.
Wherefore, God will destroy thee at the end, He will pluck thee out and remove thee from thy dwelling place, and thy root out of the land of the living.
The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say: Lo, this is the man that made not God his helper, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his vanity.
But as for me, I am like a fruitful olive tree in the house of the Lord; I have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, and unto the ages of ages.
I will give praise unto Thee for ever, for what Thou hast done, and I will wait on Thy name, for it is good before Thy saints.