52:1 For the Leader. Maschil of David;

52:2 when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.'

52:3 Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endureth continually.

52:4 Thy tongue deviseth destruction; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

52:5 Thou lovest evil more than good; falsehood rather than speaking righteousness. Selah

52:6 Thou lovest all devouring words, the deceitful tongue.

52:7 God will likewise break thee for ever, He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah

52:8 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

52:9 'Lo, this is the man that made not God his stronghold; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.'

52:10 But as for me, I am like a leafy olive-tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

52:11 I will give Thee thanks for ever, because Thou hast done it; and I will wait for Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy saints.

Hebrew Transliteration


52:2 bebho' do'êgh hâ'adhomiyvayyaggêdh leshâ'ul vayyo'mer lo bâ' dhâvidh 'el-bêyth 'achiymelekh

52:3 mah-tithhallêl berâ`âh haggibbor chesedh 'êl kol-hayyom

52:4 havvothtachshobh leshonekha ketha`ar meluthâsh `osêh remiyyâh

52:5 'âhabhtâ râ` mithobhsheqer middabbêr tsedheq selâh

52:6 'âhabhtâ khol-dibhrêy-bhâla` leshon.mirmâh

52:7 gam-'êl yittâtskha lânetsach yachtekha veyissâchakha mê'ohelveshêreshkha mê'erets chayyiym selâh

52:8 veyir'u tsaddiyqiym veyiyrâ'uve`âlâyv yischâqu

52:9 hinnêh haggebher lo' yâsiym 'elohiym mâ`uzzovayyibhthach berobh `âshro yâ`oz behavvâtho

52:10 va'aniy kezayith ra`anânbebhêyth 'elohiym bâthachtiy bhechesedh-'elohiym `olâm vâ`edh

52:11 'odhekhale`olâm kiy `âsiythâ va'aqavveh shimkha khiy-thobh neghedh chasiydheykha

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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