Psalms 52:9

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.

Psalms 52:9 in Other Translations

9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
9 I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.
9 I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people.
9 I thank you always that you went into action. And I'll stay right here, your good name my hope, in company with your faithful friends.
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.

Psalms 52:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 52:9

I will praise thee for ever
Both in this world, as long as he lived, and had a being in it; and in the world to come, to all eternity. This is a resolution respecting what he would do, when he should be in the happy condition he was confident of;

because thou hast done [it];
the Targum interprets it, "the revenge of my judgment"; meaning the vengeance of God on Doeg; and to the same sense Aben Ezra and Kimchi: though it may refer to the comfortable and happy condition he should be in, ( Psalms 52:8 ) ; and which he wholly ascribes to the grace and goodness of God, and not to any merits of his own, and therefore determines to praise him for it;

and I will wait on thy name;
on the Lord himself, in his house and ordinances, for his presence and fresh supplies of grace and strength, when he should be restored. Or the sense is, that in the mean while he would wait patiently on the Lord, until he had accomplished what he had promised, and David believed;

for [it is] good before thy saints;
the sense is, either that it is good to wait upon the Lord and for him; which appears to be so to all the saints, by the comfortable experience they have had of it, ( Isaiah 40:31 ) ( Lamentations 3:26 ) ; or the name of the Lord is good unto them, pleasant, delightful, and comfortable, as proclaimed, ( Exodus 34:6 Exodus 34:7 ) ; see ( Song of Solomon 1:3 ) ; and also ( Revelation 15:4 ) .

Psalms 52:9 In-Context

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!”
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.
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.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Psalms 30:12
  • 2. S Job 7:6; Psalms 25:3
  • 3. Psalms 54:6
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalms 16:3
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