To the director. Masʹkil.* Of David, when Doʹeg the Eʹdom·ite came and told Saul that David had come to the house of A·himʹe·lech.+ 52 Why do you boast about your evil acts, you mighty one?+ The loyal love of God lasts all day long.+ 2 Your tongue, as sharp as a razor,+Schemes harm and works deceitfully.+ 3 You love evil more than what is good,Lying more than speaking what is right. (Selah) 4 You love every harmful word,O you deceitful tongue! 5 That is why God will pull you down once and for all;+He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent;+He will uproot you from the land of the living.+ (Selah) 6 The righteous ones will see it and be filled with awe,+And they will laugh at him.+ 7 “Here is a man who did not make God his refuge,*+But he trusted in his great riches+And relied on* his own evil plots.”* 8 But I will be like a luxuriant olive tree in God’s house;My trust is in God’s loyal love,+ forever and ever. 9 I will praise you forever because you have taken action;+In the presence of your loyal ones,I will hope in your name,+ for it is good.