The Steadfast Love of God Endures
To the choirmaster. A Maskil#52:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of David, when #1 Sam. 22:9Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
1Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
2Your #Ps. 50:19 tongue plots destruction,
like #[Ps. 57:4] a sharp razor, you #Ps. 101:7worker of deceit.
3You love evil more than good,
and #[Jer. 9:4, 5]lying 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 snatch and #Prov. 2:22 tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from #See Ps. 27:13the land of the living. Selah
6The righteous shall #See Ps. 40:3 see and fear,
and shall #See Ps. 2:4laugh at him, saying,
7“See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but #See Ps. 49:6trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”#52:7 Or in his work of destruction
8But I am like #Jer. 11:16; [Ps. 1:3; 37:35; 92:12, 13; 128:3; 144:12; Hos. 14:6]a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
9I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, #Ps. 54:6 for it is good,
in the presence of the #See Ps. 50:5godly.