52:1(To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when
Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him,
David is come to the house of Ahimelech.) Why boastest
thou thyself in mischief, O a mighty man? the goodness of
God [endureth] continually.
(a) O Doeg, who half consider to be the tyrant Saul, and
had the power to murder the saints of God.
52:2 Thy tongue deviseth b mischiefs; like a sharp razor,
(b) Your malice moves you by crafty flattery and lies to
accuse and destroy the innocents.
52:5 God shall likewise c destroy thee for ever, he shall take
thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and
d root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
(c) Though God forbear for a time, yet at length he will
recompense your falsehood.
(d) Even though you seem to be never so sure settled.
52:6 The e righteous also shall see, f and fear, and shall
laugh at him:
(e) For the eyes of the reprobate are shut at God's
(f) With joyful reverence, seeing that he takes their part
against the wicked.
52:8 But I [am] like a g green olive tree in the house of God:
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
(g) He rejoices to have a place among the servant's of God,
that he may grow in the knowledge of godliness.
52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done h
[it]: and I will wait on thy name; for [it is] good before