Psalm 52

Psalm 52  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
To the chief Musician, Maschil [or, giving instruction], A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, 0 mighty man? the goodness of El endureth continually.
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness.
Thou lovest all devouring words, 0 thou deceitful tongue.
El shall likewise destroy thee forever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living.
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Lo, this is the man that made not Elohim his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of Elohim: I trust in the mercy of Elohim forever and ever.
I will praise thee forever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
Faith's challenge 1St of the tyrant.
52:1-5 Faith's judgment of him who counts his lips his own, while El's goodness continues; 6, 7 the righteous shall judge him; 8 faith trusts in mercy and has 9 joy and patience in Elohim.
52-67-The faithfuls' exercises of soul, in which Israel becomes the blessing of the nations.