To the chief Musician, Maschil, of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.
1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good; lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O deceitful tongue.
5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7 Lo, the man made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, strengthened himself in his wickedness.
8 But I like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done : and I will wait on thy name; for good before thy saints.