1For the leader. A maskil of David, 2when Do’eg from Edom came and told Sha’ul, “David has arrived at the house of Achimelekh”:
3Why do you boast of your evil, you tyrant,
when God’s mercy is present every day?
4Your tongue, as sharp as a razor,
plots destruction and works deception.
5You love evil more than good,
lies rather than speaking uprightly. (Selah)
6You love all words that eat people up,
you deceitful tongue!
7This is why God will strike you down,
seize you, pluck you from your tent
and uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)
8The righteous will see and be awestruck;
they will jeer at him, saying,
9“This fellow would not make God his refuge,
but trusted in his own great wealth,
relying on his evil plots.”
10But I am like a leafy olive tree
in the house of God;
I put my trust in the grace of God
forever and ever.
11I will praise you forever for what you have done,
and I will put my hope in your name;
for this is what is good
in the presence of your faithful.