1 {To the Chanter, an exhortation of David when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul, and showed him, saying: David is come to the house of Abimelech} Thy boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, that thou canst do mischief, whereas the goodness of God endureth yet daily? 2 Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies it cutteth like a sharp razor. 3 Thou lovest ungraciousness more than good, to talk of lies more than righteousness. Selah. 4 Thou lovest to speak all words that may do hurt, O thou false tongue.
5 Therefore shall God destroy thee forever; he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. 6 The righteous also shall see this, and fear, and shall laugh him to scorn. 7 "Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength, but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and was mighty in his wickedness!"
8 As for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God, my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever. 9 I will always give thanks unto thee, for that thou hast done: and I will hope in thy name, for thy saints like it well.