Psalms 52

The Steadfast Love of God Endures

To the choirmaster. A Maskil
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of David, when b  Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

1 Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
2Your c  tongue plots destruction,
like d  a sharp razor, you e  worker of deceit.
3You love evil more than good,
and f  lying more than speaking what is right.  Selah
4You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
5 But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and g  tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from h  the land of the living.  Selah
6The righteous shall i  see and fear,
and shall j  laugh at him, saying,
7See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but k  trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”
Or  in his work of destruction

8 But I am like m  a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
9I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name n  for it is good,
in the presence of the o  godly.
Copyright information for ESV