Psalm 52

Against those who find

comfort in telling lies

& doing bad things to others.

For the director of music. A maskil of David when Doeg, who was from Edom, had gone to Saul.  

Doeg had told Saul, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”

You think you are such a big, strong man!
      Why do you brag about the evil things you’ve done?
      You are a dishonour to God all the time.
2 You plan ways to destroy others.
      Your tongue is like a blade that has a sharp edge.
      You are always telling lies.

 3 You love evil instead of good.
      You would rather lie than tell the truth.

    4 You love to harm others with your words, you liar!

 5 So God will destroy you forever.
      He will grab hold of you and throw you out of your tent.
      He will remove you from this life.

 6 Those who do what is right will see it and learn a lesson from it.
      They will laugh at you and say,

 7 “Just look at this fellow!
      He didn’t depend on God for his safety.
   He put his trust in all his wealth.
      He grew strong by destroying others!”

 8 But I am like a healthy olive tree.
      My roots are deep in the house of God.
   I trust in your faithful love
      for ever and ever.
9 I will praise you forever for what you have done.
      I will put my hope in you because you are good.
      I will praise you when I’m with your faithful people.

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