(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?
(51-4) All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.
(51-5) Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.
(51-6) Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.
(51-7) Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.
(51-8) The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:
(51-9) Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.
(51-10) But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.
(51-11) I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.