1For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God [endures] all day long.
2Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
3You love evil more than good,
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 snatch you up and tear you away from [your] tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous will see and fear,
And will laugh at him, [saying],
7“Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches
[And] was strong in his [evil] desire.”
8But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
9I will give You thanks forever, because You have done [it],
And I will wait on Your name, for [it is] good, in the presence of Your godly ones.