The wickedness of Doeg, and his doom, ver. 1 - 5.
The righteous will see it and fear, ver. 6, 7.
David comforts himself in God, ver. 8, 9.
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.
|52:1||Continually - God is continually doing good: thou art continually doing mischief. O mighty - He speaks ironically. O valiant captain!To kill a few weak and unarmed persons.|
|52:2||Deviseth - Expresses what thy wicked mind had devised.Deceitfully - Doeg pretended only to vindicate himself from disloyalty, 22:8 , but he really intended to expose the priests, to theking's fury.|
|52:5||Pluck thee - Violently and suddenly as the Hebrew word signifies, from thy house and lands, and all the wages of thy righteousness.Root - Though thou seemest to have taken deep root, yet God shall pluck thee up by the very roots, and destroy thee both root and branch.|
|52:6||Fear - Reverence God's just judgment.|
|52:8||The house - In God's church, or among his people.|
|52:9||Thou hast - Destroyed mine and thine implacable enemies, and established me in the throne, of which I am no less assured, than if it were already done. I will continue in thy way, placing my whole confidence in thy power and goodness, and faithfulness. Before - In the presence of thy saints.|