Psalm 52:8
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New International Version
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.

King James Bible
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.

World English Bible
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, as a green olive in the house of God, I have trusted in the kindness of God, To the age and for ever,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God - I shall be in the house of God, full of spiritual vigor, bringing forth evergreen leaves and annual fruit, as the olive does when planted in a proper soil and good situation. It does not mean that there were olive-trees planted in God's house; but he was in God's house, as the olive was in its proper place and soil.

I trust in the mercy of God - The wicked man trusts in his riches: I trust in my God. He, like a bad tree, bringing forth poisonous fruit, shall be cursed, and pulled up from the roots; I, like a healthy olive in a good soil, shall, under the influence of God's mercy, bring forth fruit to his glory. As the olive is ever green, so shall I flourish in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

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Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither...

Psalm 92:12-14 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon...

Jeremiah 11:16 The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it...

Hosea 14:6-8 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon...

Romans 11:24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree...

I trust

Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy;

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Library
The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
Mr. James Mitchel[152] was educated at the university of Edinburgh, and was, with some other of his fellow-students, made master of arts anno 1656. Mr. Robert Leighton (afterwards bishop Leighton), being then principal of that college, before the degree was conferred upon them, tendered to them the national and solemn league and covenant; which covenants, upon mature deliberation, he took, finding nothing in them but a short compend of the moral law, binding to our duty towards God and towards
John Howie—Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)

Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
St. Hilary of Poitiers is one of the greatest, yet least studied, of the Fathers of the Western Church. He has suffered thus, partly from a certain obscurity in his style of writing, partly from the difficulty of the thoughts which he attempted to convey. But there are other reasons for the comparative neglect into which he has fallen. He learnt his theology, as we shall see, from Eastern authorities, and was not content to carry on and develop the traditional teaching of the West; and the disciple
St. Hilary of Poitiers—The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers

Cross References
Revelation 11:4
They are "the two olive trees" and the two lampstands, and "they stand before the Lord of the earth."

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols; as for me, I trust in the LORD.

Psalm 52:1
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?

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

Psalm 128:3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

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