Compare Translations for Psalm 52:1

Psalm 52:1 ASV
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God [endureth] continually.
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Psalm 52:1 BBE
Psalm 52:1 CEB
Hey, powerful person! Why do you brag about evil? God's faithful love lasts all day long.
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Psalm 52:1 CJB
For the leader. A maskil of David, when Do'eg from Edom came and told Sha'ul, "David has arrived at the house of Achimelekh": Why do you boast of your evil, you tyrant, when God's mercy is present every day?
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Psalm 52:1 RHE
(51-1) <Unto the end, understanding for David, (51-2) When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech.> (51-3) Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?
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Psalm 52:1 ESV
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
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Psalm 52:1 GW
Why do you brag about the evil you've done, you hero? The mercy of God lasts all day long!
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Psalm 52:1 GNT
Why do you boast, great one, of your evil? God's faithfulness is eternal.
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Psalm 52:1 HNV
<> Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's lovingkindness endures continually.
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Psalm 52:1 CSB
Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant.
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Psalm 52:1 KJV
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
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Psalm 52:1 LEB
Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.
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Psalm 52:1 NAS
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man ? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
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Psalm 52:1 NCV
Mighty warrior, why do you brag about the evil you do? God's love will continue forever.
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Psalm 52:1 NIRV
You think you are such a big, strong man! Why do you brag about the evil things you've done? You are a dishonor to God all the time.
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Psalm 52:1 NIV
Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
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Psalm 52:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, 'David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.' Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually.
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Psalm 52:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Doeg the Edomite told Saul that Ahimelech had given refuge to David. You call yourself a hero, do you? Why boast about this crime of yours, you who have disgraced God's people?
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Psalm 52:1 NRS
Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly? All day long
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Psalm 52:1 RSV
To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech." Why do you boast, O mighty man, of mischief done against the godly? All the day
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Psalm 52:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God [abideth] continually.
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Psalm 52:1 MSG
Why do you brag of evil, "Big Man"? God's mercy carries the day.
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Psalm 52:1 WBT
To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
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Psalm 52:1 TMB
<> Why boastest thou in thine own mischief, O mighty man? The goodness of God endureth continually.
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Psalm 52:1 TNIV
Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
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Psalm 52:1 WEB
<> Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's lovingkindness endures continually.
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Psalm 52:1 WYC
To victory, the psalm of David, when Doeg (the) Idumaean came, and told to Saul, and said to him, David came into the house of Ahimelech. What hast thou glory in malice; which art mighty in wickedness? (To victory, the song of David, when Doeg the Edomite came, and told Saul, and said to him, David went into the house of Ahimelech. Why hast thou glory in evil, or in wickedness, mighty man? but the goodness of God endureth forever.)
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Psalm 52:1 YLT
To the Overseer. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of Doeg the Edomite, and he declareth to Saul, and saith to him, `David came in unto the house of Ahimelech.' What, boasteth thou in evil, O mighty one? The kindness of God [is] all the day.
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Psalms 52 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 52

The enemies of the truth and the church described, Their destruction. (1-5) The righteous rejoice. (6-9)

Verses 1-5 Those that glory in sin, glory in their shame. The patience and forbearance of God are abused by sinners, to the hardening of their hearts in their wicked ways. But the enemies in vain boast in their mischief, while we have God's mercy to trust in. It will not save us from the guilt of lying, to be able to say, there was some truth in what we said, if we make it appear otherwise than it was. The more there is of craft and contrivance in any wickedness, the more there is of Satan in it. When good men die, they are transplanted from the land of the living on earth, to heaven, the garden of the Lord, where they shall take root for ever; but when wicked men die, they are rooted out, to perish for ever. The believer sees that God will destroy those who make not him their strength.

Verses 6-9 Those wretchedly deceive themselves, who think to support themselves in power and wealth without God. The wicked man trusted in the abundance of his riches; he thought his wickedness would help him to keep his wealth. Right or wrong, he would get what he could, and keep what he had, and ruin any one that stood in his way; this he thought would strengthen him; but see what it comes to! Those who by faith and love dwell in the house of God, shall be like green olive-trees there. And that we may be as green olive-trees, we must live a life of faith and holy confidence in God and his grace. It adds much to the beauty of our profession, and to fruitfulness in every grace, to be much in praising God; and we never can want matter for praise. His name alone can be our refuge and strong tower. It is very good for us to wait on that saving name; there is nothing better to calm and quiet our spirits, when disturbed, and to keep us in the way of duty, when tempted to use any crooked courses for our relief, than to hope, and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. None ever followed his guidance but it ended well.

Psalms 52 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 52

Psalms 52:1-9 . Compare 1 Samuel 21:1-10 , 22:1-10 , for the history of the title. Psalms 52:1 gives the theme; the boast of the wicked over the righteous is vain, for God constantly cares for His people. This is expanded by describing the malice and deceit, and then the ruin, of the wicked, and the happy state of the pious.

1. mighty man--literally, "hero." Doeg may be thus addressed, ironically, in respect of his might in slander.

2. tongue--for self.
mischiefs--evil to others ( Psalms 5:9 , 38:12 ).
working deceitfully--( Psalms 10:7 ), as a keen, smoothly moving razor, cutting quietly, but deeply.

4. all-devouring--literally, "swallowing," which utterly destroy (compare Psalms 21:9 , 35:25 ).

5. likewise--or, "so," "also," as you have done to others God will do to you ( Psalms 18:27 ). The following terms describe the most entire ruin.

6. shall . . . fear--regard with religious awe.
laugh at him--for his folly;

7. for trusting in riches and being strong in "wickedness."
wickedness--literally, "mischief" ( Psalms 52:2 ), instead of trusting in God.
the man--literally, "the mighty man," or "hero" ( Psalms 52:1 ).

8. The figure used is common ( Psalms 1:3 , Jeremiah 11:16 ).
green--fresh.
house, &c.--in communion with God (compare Psalms 27:4 Psalms 27:5 ).
for ever and ever--qualifies "mercy."

9. hast done--that is, what the context supplies, "preserved me" (compare Psalms 22:31 ).
wait . . . name--hope in Thy perfections, manifested for my good ( Psalms 5:11 , 20:1 ).
for it is good--that is, Thy name, and the whole method or result of its manifestation ( Psalms 54:6 , 69:16 ).