Futility of Boastful Wickedness.
To the Chief Musician. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
1Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
2Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3You love evil more than good,
And falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
4You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
5But God will break you down forever;
He will take you away and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous will see it and fear,
And will [scoffingly] laugh, saying,
7“Look, [this is] the man who would not make God his strength [his stronghold and fortress],
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
Taking refuge in his wealth.”
8But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust [confidently] in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
9I will thank You forever, because You have done it, [You have rescued me and kept me safe].
I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.