52:1 For the music director, a well-written song by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: “David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech.”

Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man?

God’s loyal love protects me all day long.

2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans;

it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver.

3 You love evil more than good,

lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)

4 You love to use all the words that destroy,

and the tongue that deceives.

5 Yet God will make you a permanent heap of ruins.

He will scoop you up and remove you from your home;

he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)

6 When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe,

and will mock the evildoer, saying:

7 “Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector.

He trusted in his great wealth

and was confident about his plans to destroy others.”

8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God;

I continually trust in God’s loyal love.

9 I will continually thank you when you execute judgment;

I will rely on you, for your loyal followers know you are good.