To the Director: A Davidic instruction[a] about Doeg, the Edomite, when he went to Saul and told him, “David went to the house of Abimelech.”
A Rebuke to the Deceitful
52 Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one?[b] God’s gracious love never ceases.[c] 2 Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery. 3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude
4 You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue!
5 But God will tear you down forever; he will take you away, even snatching you out of your tent! He will uproot you from the land of the living. Interlude
6 The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying, 7 “Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.
8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the gracious love of God forever and ever. 9 Therefore I will praise you forever because of what you did; I will proclaim that your name is good in the midst of your faithful ones.
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