1 «To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.» Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, OO Doeg, who half consider to be the tyrant Saul, and had the power to murder the saints of God.mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
2 Thy tongue devisethYour malice moves you by crafty flattery and lies to accuse and destroy the innocents.mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou doest loue euill more then good, and lies more then to speake the trueth. Selah.
4 Thou louest all wordes that may destroye, O deceitfull tongue!
5 God shall likewiseThough God forbear for a time, yet at length he will recompense your falsehood.destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, andEven though you seem to be never so sure settled.root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
6 TheFor the eyes of the reprobate are shut at God's judgments.righteous also shall see,With joyful reverence, seeing that he takes their part against the wicked.and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7 Beholde the man that tooke not God for his strength, but trusted vnto the multitude of his riches, and put his strength in his malice.
8 But I [am] like aHe rejoices to have a place among the servant's of God, that he may grow in the knowledge of godliness.green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast doneExecuted his vengeance.[it]: and I will wait on thy name; for [it is] good before thy saints.