The Hebrew Bible

52For the leader. A maskil of David, 2when Doeg the Edomite came and informed Saul, telling him, “David came to Ahimelech’s house.”

3Why do you boast of your evil, brave fellow?

God’s faithfulness never ceases.

4Your tongue devises mischief,

like a sharpened razor that works treacherously.

5You prefer evil to good,

the lie, to speaking truthfully. Selah.

6You love all pernicious words,

treacherous speech.

7So God will tear you down for good,

will break you and pluck you from your tent,

and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.

8The righteous, seeing it, will be awestruck;

they will jibe at him, saying,

9“Here was a fellow who did not make God his refuge,

but trusted in his great wealth,

relied upon his mischief.”

10But I am like a thriving olive tree in God’s house;

I trust in the faithfulness of God forever and ever.

11I praise You forever, for You have acted;

I declare that Your name is good

in the presence of Your faithful ones.

Tanakh, The Holy Scriptures, (Philadelphia, Jerusalem- Jewish Publication Society) 1985.