Psalm 52

The Steadfast Love of God Endures

To the choirmaster. A Maskil 1 of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
2 Your d tongue plots destruction,
like e a sharp razor, you f worker of deceit.
3 You love evil more than good,
and g lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
4 You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.

5 But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and h tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from i the land of the living. Selah
6 The righteous shall j see and fear,
and shall k laugh at him, saying,
7 "See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but l trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!" 2

8 But I am like m a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
9 I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, n for it is good,
in the presence of the o godly.

  1. Cross References
    1 Samuel 22:9
    Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 50:19
    You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 57:4
    My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts - the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 101:7
    No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 9:4 - 5
    Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 2:22
    But the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 27:13
    I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 40:3
    He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 2:4
    He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 49:6
    Those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?
  11. Cross References
    Jeremiah 11:16
    The Lord once called you 'a green olive tree, b...
    Psalms 1:3
    He is like a tree planted by streams of water t...
    Psalms 37:35
    I have seen a wicked, ruthless man, spreading h...
    Psalms 92:12 - 13
    The righteous flourish like the palm tree and g...
    Psalms 128:3
    Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within y...
    Psalms 144:12
    May our sons in their youth be like plants full...
    Hosea 14:6
    His shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall b...
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 54:6
    With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 50:5
    "Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!"
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