Psalm 52

ps52.jpgGreetings!  This Psalm relates to the treacher of Doeg in 1 Samuel 21-22.  This has the theme of, “Why do the wicked prosper?” God has perfect timing and will deliver perfect justice.  The wicked may prosper for a time from their evil deeds, but God wins in the end.  And those who trust in the Lord can have true peace and joy right now regardless of the circumstances, whereas the evil can’t truly enjoy their gains.

Psalm 52

For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”

1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man?

Why do you boast all day long,

you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?

2 Your tongue plots destruction;

it is like a sharpened razor,

you who practice deceit.

3 You love evil rather than good,

falsehood rather than speaking the truth. Selah

4 You love every harmful word,

O you deceitful tongue!

5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:

He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent;

he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6 The righteous will see and fear;

they will laugh at him, saying,

7 “Here now is the man

who did not make God his stronghold

but trusted in his great wealth

and grew strong by destroying others!”

8 But I am like an olive tree

flourishing in the house of God;

I trust in God’s unfailing love

for ever and ever.

9 I will praise you forever for what you have done;

in your name I will hope, for your name is good.

I will praise you in the presence of your saints.

[1][1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.


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