Psalm 52:1 {51:1}
Good News Translation
Why do you boast, great one, of your evil? God's faithfulness is eternal.

Contemporary English Version
You people may be strong and brag about your sins, but God can be trusted day after day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, understanding for David, [2] When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech. [3] Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

New American Bible
For the leader. A maskil of David, [2] when Doeg the Edomite entered and reported to Saul, saying to him: “David has entered the house of Ahimelech.” [3] Why do you glory in what is evil, you who are mighty by the mercy of God?

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Unto the end, understanding for David, [2] When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech. [3] Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

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2942 B.C.

1062 (Title.) Doeg.

Psalm 54:3 For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes.

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, within the tabernacle of the Lord: and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of Saul's herdsmen.

1 Samuel 22:9-19 And Doeg, the Edomite, who stood by, and was the chief among the servants of Saul, answering, said: I saw the son of Isai, in Nobe, with Achimelech, the son of Achitob, the priest. . . .

told

Psalm 59:7 Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?

Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is a piercing arrow, it hath spoken deceit: with his mouth one speaketh peace with his friend, and secretly he lieth in wait for him.

Exodus 22:9 To do any fraud, either in ox, or in ass, or sheep, or raiment, or any thing that may bring damage: the cause of both parties shall come to the gods: and if they give judgment, he shall restore double to his neighbour.

boastest

Psalm 10:2,3 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise. . . .

Psalm 94:4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?

Romans 1:30 Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

2 Timothy 3:2 Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,

mischief

Psalm 7:14 Behold he hath been in labour with injustice: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity.

Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow.

Psalm 36:3-6 The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well. . . .

Proverbs 6:14,18 To such a one his destruction shall presently come, and he shall suddenly be destroyed, and shall no longer have any remedy. . . .

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

O mighty

Genesis 6:4,5 Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown. . . .

Genesis 10:8,9 Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be mighty on the earth. . . .

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, within the tabernacle of the Lord: and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of Saul's herdsmen.

goodness

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children's children,

Psalm 107:1 Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 137:1,2 Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion: . . .

1 John 4:7,8 Dearly beloved, let us love one another: for charity is of God. And every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. . . .

Context
Why Do You Boast of Evil?
1Unto the end, understanding for David, [2] When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech. [3] Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?2All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 21:7
Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, within the tabernacle of the Lord: and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of Saul's herdsmen.

1 Samuel 22:9
And Doeg, the Edomite, who stood by, and was the chief among the servants of Saul, answering, said: I saw the son of Isai, in Nobe, with Achimelech, the son of Achitob, the priest.

Psalm 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.

Psalm 94:4
Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?

Jeremiah 8:12
They are confounded, because they have committed abomination: yea rather they are not confounded with confusion, and they have not known how to blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall; in the time of their visitation they shall fall, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 37:14
Wherefore the princes were angry with Jeremiah, and they beat him, and cast him into the prison that was in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for he was chief over the prison.

Daniel 11:27
And the heart of the two kings shall be to do evil, and they shall speak lies at one table, and they shall not prosper: because as yet the end is unto another time.

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. A Maskil of David. After Doeg the Edomite went to Saul and told him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.” Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The loving devotion of God endures all day long.Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

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

For the end, a Psalm of instruction by David, when Doec the Idumean came and told Saul, and said to him, David is gone to the house of Abimelech. Why dost thou, O mighty man, boast of iniquity in thy mischief? All the day

{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.

For the Chief Musician. Maschil 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 mercy of God endureth continually.

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

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

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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