1 To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."
2 Why do you boast, O mighty man, of mischief done against the godly? All the day
3 you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery.
4 You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth. [Selah]
5 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
6 But God will break you down for ever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. [Selah]
7 The righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,
8 "See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and sought refuge in his wealth!"
9 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God for ever and ever. [ (Psalms 52:10) I will thank thee for ever, because thou hast done it. I will proclaim thy name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly. ]