For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, "David has come to Ahimelech’s house."

1 Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?

God’s loving kindness 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 loving kindness 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 holy ones.