Psalm 52 CSB

God Judges the Proud

For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, "David went to Ahimelech's house."

1 Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant.a

References for Psalms 52:1

    • b 52:1 - Or evil all day long?
      2 Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.
      3 You love evil instead of good, lying instead of speaking truthfully. Selah
      4 You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!
      5 This is why God will bring you down forever. He will take you, ripping you out of your tent; He will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
      6 The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him:
      7 "Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior."b

      References for Psalms 52:7

        • c 52:7 - Or riches, and grew strong in his evil desire; lit his destruction
          8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God;c I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

          References for Psalms 52:8

              9 I will praise You forever for what You have done. In the presence of Your faithful people, I will put my hope in Your name, for it is good.