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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 52:1-9

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Trusting in God’s loyal love

    • Boasters in badness warned (1-5)

    • Ungodly ones trust in riches (7)

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.+   Your tongue, as sharp as a razor,+ Schemes harm and works deceitfully.+   You love evil more than what is good, Lying more than speaking what is right. (Selah)   You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!   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)   The righteous ones will see it and be filled with awe,+ And they will laugh at him.+   “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.”*   But I will be like a luxuriant olive tree in God’s house; My trust is in God’s loyal love,+ forever and ever.   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.

Footnotes

Or “fortress.”
Or “took shelter in.”
Lit., “adversities by him.”