For the music leader. A maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, David has gone to Ahimelech’s house.
1Hey, powerful person!
Why do you brag about evil?
God’s faithful love lasts all day long.
2Your tongue devises destruction:
it’s like a sharpened razor, causing deception.
3You love evil more than good;
you love lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
4You love all destructive words;
you love the deceiving tongue.
5But God will take you down permanently;
he will snatch you up,
tear you out of your tent,
and uproot you from the land of the living! Selah
6The righteous will see and be in awe;
they will laugh at those people:
7"Look at them! They didn’t make God their refuge.
Instead, they trusted in their own great wealth.
They sought refuge in it—to their own destruction!"
8But I am like a green olive tree in God’s house;
I trust in God’s faithful love forever and always.
9I will give thanks to you, God, forever,
because you have acted.
In the presence of your faithful people,
I will hope in your name because it’s so good.