To the chief musician, Maschil. a psalm of David: when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.
1 O Man of might, wherefore dost thou
thus boast thy self in ill?
the goodness of the mighty God
endureth ever still.
2 Thy tongue presumptuously doth
mischievous things devise:
it is like to a razor sharp,
working deceitful lies.
3 Thou lovest evil more then good,
more to speak lies then right.
4 O guileful tongue, thou dost in all
devouring words delight.
5 God shall likewise for evermore
destroying thee deface,
he shall take thee away, and pluck
thee from thy dwelling place,
And also root thee out from off
the land of the living. Selah.
6 The righteous also shall it see
and fear, at him laughing.
7 Lo, this the man that made not God
his strength: but trusted in
his store of wealth, himself made strong
in his mischievous sin.
8 But in the house of God am I
like a green Olive-tree:
I trust for ever and for aye,
in God’s benignity.
9 Thee will I praise for evermore,
because thou hast done this:
and I’ll wait on thy name, for good
before thy Saints that is.