For the choir director; a maskil; a psalm by David when Doeg (who was from Edom) told Saul that David had come to Ahimelech’s home.
1 Why do you brag about the evil you’ve done, you hero? The mercy of God lasts all day long! 2 Your tongue makes up threats. It’s like a sharp razor, you master of deceit. 3 You prefer evil to good. You prefer lying to speaking the truth. Selah 4 You love every destructive accusation, you deceitful tongue!
5 But God will ruin you forever. He will grab you and drag you out of your tent. He will pull your roots out of this world of the living. Selah 6 Righteous people will see this and be struck with fear. They will laugh at you and say, 7 “Look at this person who refused to make God his fortress! Instead, he trusted his great wealth and became strong through his greed.”
8 But I am like a large olive tree in God’s house. I trust the mercy of God forever and ever. 9 I will give thanks to you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your godly people, I will wait with hope in your good name.
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