Psalms - Chapter 52

Psalms - Chapter 52

1 To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, "David has gone to the house of Ahimelech." Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God [endures] continually.

2 Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

The Evil Knight

3 You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah

4 You love all devouring words, [You] deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shall take you away, and pluck you out of [your] dwelling place, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6 The righteous also shall see and fear, And shall laugh at him, [saying,]

7 "Here is the man [who] did not make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, [And] strengthened himself in his wickedness."

Righteous will be glad

8 But I [am] like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

9 I will praise You forever, Because You have done [it;] And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for [it is] good.