Amplified Bible

Psalm 52

Futility of Boastful Wickedness.

To the Chief Musician. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

1Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

You love evil more than good,
And falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.

You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.


But God will break you down forever;
He will take you away and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.

The righteous will see it and fear,
And will [scoffingly] laugh, saying,

“Look, [this is] the man who would not make God his strength [his stronghold and fortress],
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
Taking refuge in his wealth.”


But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust [confidently] in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

I will thank You forever, because You have done it, [You have rescued me and kept me safe].
I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 52

Onyankopɔn Atemmu ne Adom

1Ɔkɛseɛ, adɛn nti na wohoahoa wo ho wɔ wo bɔne ho? Onyankopɔn dɔ wɔ hɔ daa. Woyɛ nhyehyɛe de sɛe afoforo; wo tɛkrɛma yɛ nnam sɛ oyiwan. Bere biara wopɛ atoro foforo twa. W’ani gye bɔne ho sen papa. Saa ara na w’ani gye atoro ho sen nokware. W’ani gye sɛ wode w’anom nsɛm pira afoforo; wo ɔtorofo!

Eyi nti, Onyankopɔn bɛsɛe wo pasaa; ɔbɛkyere wo, na watwe wo afi wo fi. Obeyi wo afi ateasefo mu. Atreneefo behu eyi na wɔasuro; na wɔbɛserew wo aka se, “Hwɛ, oyi ne onipa a wamfa ne ho anto Onyankopɔn so ampɛ nkwagye no. Mmom, ɔde ne ho too n’ahonya dodow so na ɔpɛɛ guankɔbea wɔ amumɔyɛ mu.”

Nanso mete sɛ ngodua a ɛrenyin wɔ Onyankopɔn fi. Mede me ho to ne dɔ a ɔdɔ me daadaa no so. Daa mɛda wo ase, Onyankopɔn, wɔ nea woayɛ no so wɔ nnipa nyinaa anim. Mɛpae mu maka se, woyɛ trenee.