Psalms 52

1

TO THE CHOIRMASTER. A MASKIL OF DAVID, WHEN DOEG, THE EDOMITE, CAME AND TOLD SAUL, "DAVID HAS COME TO THE HOUSE OF AHIMELECH." Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.

2

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

3

You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah

4

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

5

But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6

The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,

7

"See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!"

8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

9

I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.