THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 52 ©
David reproves the insolence of the wicked Doeg and his treacherous perfidiousness; announces on him the judgments of God, whereby the church shall have cause to fear God and to deride Doeg; he comforts himself and rejoices through faith in God’s constant goodness.
To the 1chief Musician, 2Maschil, A Psalm of David, whena Doeg the 3Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of 4Ahimelech.
WHY boastest thou thyself in 5mischief, O 6mighty man? the 7goodness of God endureth continually.
Thy tongue 8deviseth 9mischiefs; like a sharp razor, 10working deceitfully.
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. 11Selah.
Thou lovest all 12devouring words, O thou 13deceitful tongue.
God shall 14likewise 15destroy thee for ever, he shall 16take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy 17dwelling place, and root thee out of the 18land of the living. Selah.
The righteous also shall see, and 19fear, and shall 20laugh at him:
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the 21abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his 22wickedness.
But I am like a 23green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
I will praise thee for ever, becauseb thou hast 24done it: and I will wait on thy 25name; for 26it is good 27before thy 28saints.