David, condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesieth his destruction.
Psalms 52:1 Unto the end, understanding for David, When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech. Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity? Psalms 52:2 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. Psalms 52:3 Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness. Psalms 52:4 Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue. Psalms 52:5 Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.
The righteous shall rejoice at it.
Psalms 52:6 The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say: Psalms 52:7 Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.
David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, giveth thanks.
Psalms 52:8 But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever. Psalms 52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.