To the director. Masʹkil.* Of David, when Doʹeg the Eʹdom·ite came and told Saul that David had come to the house of A·himʹe·lech.+
52 Why do you boast about your evil acts, you mighty one?+
The loyal love of God lasts all day long.+
2 Your tongue, as sharp as a razor,+
Schemes harm and works deceitfully.+
3 You love evil more than what is good,
Lying more than speaking what is right. (Selah)
4 You love every harmful word,
O you deceitful tongue!
5 That is why God will pull you down once and for all;+
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent;+
He will uproot you from the land of the living.+ (Selah)
6 The righteous ones will see it and be filled with awe,+
And they will laugh at him.+
7 “Here is a man who did not make God his refuge,*+
But he trusted in his great riches+
And relied on* his own evil plots.”*
8 But I will be like a luxuriant olive tree in God’s house;
My trust is in God’s loyal love,+ forever and ever.
9 I will praise you forever because you have taken action;+
In the presence of your loyal ones,
I will hope in your name,+ for it is good.