JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader. Maschil of David;2when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: ‘David is come to the house of Ahimelech.’
3Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man?
The mercy of God endureth continually.
4Thy tongue deviseth destruction;
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
5Thou lovest evil more than good;
Falsehood rather than speaking righteousness.
6Thou lovest all devouring words,
The deceitful tongue.
7God 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.
8The righteous also shall see, and fear,
And shall laugh at him:
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.’
10But 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.
11I 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.