For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”

1 abWhy 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?

References for Psalms 52:1

    • à 52:1 - In Hebrew texts 52:1-9 is numbered 52:3-11.
    • á 52:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.

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      3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.c

      References for Psalms 52:3

        • â 52:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 5.
          4 You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!
          5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.
          6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,

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          7 “Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!”

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          8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.

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          9 For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.

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