Psalm 52:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. A� maskil of�David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: "David has gone to the house of Ahimelek." Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?


New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech." Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.


King James Bible
[[To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, "David went to Ahimelech's house." Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant.


International Standard Version
Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.


American Standard Version
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.


Douay-Rheims Bible
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?


Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God abideth continually.


Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of Doeg the Edomite, and he declareth to Saul, and saith to him, 'David came in unto the house of Ahimelech.' What, boasteth thou in evil, O mighty one? The kindness of God is all the day.
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Context
Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

1Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually. 2The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 4You love all devouring words, O you deceitful tongue. 5God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah. 6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: 7See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. 8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9I will praise you for ever, because you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before your saints.
Cross References
1 Samuel 21:7
Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the most chief of the herdsmen that belonged to Saul.


1 Samuel 22:9
Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.


Psalm 52:8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.


Psalm 94:4
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?


Jeremiah 8:12
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, said the LORD.


Jeremiah 37:14
Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he listened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.


Daniel 11:27
And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.


Treasury of Scripture

Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

A.M.

2942 B.C.

1062 (Title.) Doeg.

Psalm 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite...

1 Samuel 22:9-19 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob...

told

Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear?

Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth...

Exodus 22:9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for raiment...

boastest

Psalm 10:2,3 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined...

Psalm 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

mischief

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psalm 36:3-6 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good...

Proverbs 6:14,18 Frowardness is in his heart, he devises mischief continually; he sows discord...

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...

O mighty

Genesis 6:4,5 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men...

Genesis 10:8,9 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth...

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite...

goodness

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

Psalm 107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 137:1,2 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion...

1 John 4:7,8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...

Strong's Concordance
{{To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. }} Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
Topical Bible
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Psalms Chapter 52 Verse 1

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