1 To the chief music-maker. Maschil. Of David.
2 52:1When Doeg the Edomite came to Saul saying, David has come to the house of Ahimelech.
3 52:1Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?
4 52:2Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.
5 52:3You have more love for evil than for good, for deceit than for works of righteousness. (Selah.)
6 52:4Destruction is in all your words, O false tongue.
7 52:5But God will put an end to you for ever; driving you out from your tent, uprooting you from the land of the living. (Selah.)
8 52:6The upright will see it with fear, and will say, laughing at you:
9 52:7See, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but had faith in his goods and his property, and made himself strong in his wealth.
10 52:8But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever.
11 52:9I will give you praise without end for what you have done; I will give honour to your name before your saints, for it is good.