1: (For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, "David has come to Abimelech's house.") Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's lovingkindness endures continually. 2: Your tongue plots destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3: You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah. 4: You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue. 5: God will likewise destroy you forever. He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent, And root you out of the land of the living. Selah. 6: The righteous also will see it, and fear, And laugh at him, saying, 7: "Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness." 8: But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's lovingkindness forever and ever. 9: I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, In the presence of your saints.