To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.
1Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of ·God#GodHebrew: El abideth continually. 2Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit. 3Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 4Thou hast loved all devouring words, O deceitful tongue! 5·God#GodHebrew: El shall likewise destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, 7Behold the man that made not God#GodHebrew: Elohim his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his avarice. 8But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God#GodHebrew: Elohim I will confide in the loving-kindness of God#GodHebrew: Elohim for ever and ever. 9I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it; and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.