Psalm 52 CEB

Psalm 52

For the music leader. A maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, David has gone to Ahimelech’s house.

1 aHey, powerful person! Why do you brag about evil? God's faithful love lasts all day long.

References for Psalms 52:1

    • Â 52:1 - Perhaps <i>instruction</i>; it also appears in Pss 42, 44–45, 52–55, 74, 78, 88–89, 142; cf 47:7; the root is used in Ps 32:8.
      2 Your tongue devises destruction: it's like a sharpened razor, causing deception.
      3 You love evil more than good; you love lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
      4 You love all destructive words; you love the deceiving tongue.
      5 But God will take you down permanently; he will snatch you up, tear you out of your tent, and uproot you from the land of the living! Selah
      6 The righteous will see and be in awe; they will laugh at those people:
      7 "Look at them! They didn't make God their refuge. Instead, they trusted in their own great wealth. They sought refuge in it—to their own destruction!"
      8 But I am like a green olive tree in God's house; I trust in God's faithful love forever and always.
      9 I will give thanks to you, God, forever, because you have acted. In the presence of your faithful people, I will hope in your name because it's so good.