Psalm 52 The Passion Translation (TPT)
The Fate of Cynics
52 For the Pure and Shining One
A song of instruction by King David composed when Doeg, the Edomite, betrayed
David to Saul, saying, “David has come to the house of Ahimilech!”
1 You call yourself a mighty man, a big shot?
Why do you boast in the evil you have done?
Yet God’s loyal love will protect me and carry the day!
2 Listen, O deceiver, trickster of others:
Your words are wicked, harming and hurting all who hear them.
3 You love evil and hate what is good and right.
You would rather lie than tell the truth.
Pause in his presence
4 You love to distort, devour, and deceive,
using your sly tongue to spin the truth.
5 But the Almighty will strike you down forever!
He will pull you up by your roots
and drag you away to the darkness of death.
Pause in his presence
6 The godly will see all this and will be awestruck.
Then they will laugh at the wicked, saying,
7 “See what happens to those great in their own eyes
who don’t trust in the Most High to save them!
Look how they trusted only in their wealth
and made their living from wickedness.”
8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree, anointed in the house of God.
I trust in the unending love of God;
his passion toward me is forever and ever.
9 Because it is finished
I will be praising you forever and giving you thanks.
Before all your godly lovers I will proclaim your beautiful name!
Psalm 52 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”
1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2 You who practice deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
3 You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
4 You love every harmful word,
you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.
6 The righteous will see and fear;
they will laugh at you, saying,
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.