Psalms 52



1 To the victor; a maskil* of David, 2 when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David has come to the house of Ahimelech.
3 How dost thou praise thyself in evil, O mighty one?
The mercy of God is all the day.

2 4 Thy tongue thinks calamities;
as a whetted razor, doing deceitfully.

3 5 Thou lovest evil more·​·than good;
falsity more·​·than speaking justice. Selah.

4 6 Thou lovest all the words of swallowing·​·up,
O tongue of deceit.

5 7 God also will tear· thee ·down perpetually,
He will take· thee ·away, and pluck· thee ·out from the Tabernacle,
and root· thee ·out from the land of the living. Selah.

6 8 And the just shall see, and fear,
and shall laugh over him.

7 9 behold, the mighty·​·man,
he set not God as his stronghold,
but trusted in the multitude of his riches;
he became·​·strong in his calamities.

8 10 But I shall be as a green olive·​·tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God to eternity and forever.

9 11 I will confess Thee to eternity, for Thou hast done it;
and I will wait·​·on Thy name, for it is good in·​·the·​·presence·​·of Thy merciful ones.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.