chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David
boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the
goodness of God endureth continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor,
3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather
than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful
5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall
take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling
place, and root thee out of the land of the living.
6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall
laugh at him:
7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his
strength; but trusted in the abundance of his
riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
8 But I am 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 it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good
before thy saints.
Psalm 53 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 52 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.