For the director of music. A ·maskil [skillful psalm; meditation] of David. When Doeg the Edomite came to Saul and ·said [reported] to him, “David ·is in [L has come to/entered] Ahimelech’s house [1 Sam. 21:7; 22:7–23].”
52 Mighty warrior, why do you ·brag [boast] about the evil you do? God’s ·love [loyalty] will continue ·forever [L everyday; all day]. 2 You think up ·evil plans [L destruction]. Your tongue is like a sharp razor [Prov. 18:21], making up ·lies [deception]. 3 You love ·wrong [evil] more than ·right [good] and ·lies [falsehood] more than speaking the truth. ·Selah[Interlude] 4 You love words that ·bite [destroy; L swallow up] and ·tongues that lie [deceptive tongues; James 3:1–12].
5 But God will ·ruin you [L break you down] forever. He will grab you and ·throw [tear] you out of your tent; he will ·tear you away [uproot you] from the land of the living. ·Selah[Interlude] 6 Those who ·do right [are righteous] will see this and ·fear God [L fear; Prov. 1:7]. They will laugh at you and say, 7 “·Look what happened to [T Behold] the man who did not ·depend on God [L make God his refuge] but ·depended on [trusted/put his confidence in] ·his money [L the abundance of his wealth]. He grew strong by his ·evil [destructive] plans.”
8 But I am like ·an olive tree growing [L a green olive tree] in God’s ·Temple [L house; 1:3; 92:12–13; Jer. 11:16]. I ·trust [have confidence in] God’s ·love [loyalty] forever and ever. 9 God, I will ·thank [praise] you forever for what you have done. With ·those who worship you [his loyal ones/saints], I will ·trust [put my confidence in] you because you are good.
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