The Message

Psalm 52

A David Psalm, When Doeg the Edomite Reported to Saul, “David’s at Ahimelech’s House”

11-4 Why do you brag of evil, “Big Man”?
    God’s mercy carries the day.
You scheme catastrophe;
    your tongue cuts razor-sharp,
    artisan in lies.
You love evil more than good,
    you call black white.
You love malicious gossip,
    you foul-mouth.

God will tear you limb from limb,
    sweep you up and throw you out,
Pull you up by the roots
    from the land of life.

6-7 Good people will watch and
    worship. They’ll laugh in relief:
“Big Man bet on the wrong horse,
    trusted in big money,
    made his living from catastrophe.”

And I’m an olive tree,
    growing green in God’s house.
I trusted in the generous mercy
    of God then and now.

I thank you always
    that you went into action.
And I’ll stay right here,
    your good name my hope,
    in company with your faithful friends.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 52

上帝的审判和慈爱

以东人多益去告诉扫罗:“大卫到了亚希米勒家。”那时大卫作了这首训诲诗,交给乐长。

1勇士啊,你为何以作恶为荣?
上帝的慈爱永远长存。
你这诡诈的人啊,
舌头利如剃刀,
尽是害人的奸计。
你喜爱邪恶,不爱良善;
你喜爱虚谎,不爱真理。(细拉)
你有诡诈的舌头,
好说恶言恶语。
上帝必永远毁灭你,
祂必抓住你,
把你从家里拉出来,
从活人之地铲除。(细拉)
义人看见必心生敬畏,
他们必嘲笑说:
“看啊,这就是不依靠上帝的人,
他只倚仗自己的财富和以残暴手段获得的权势。”
我就像上帝殿中的一棵橄榄树,枝繁叶茂,
我永永远远信靠上帝的慈爱。
上帝啊,
我要永远赞美你的作为。
我要在你忠心的子民面前仰望你美善的名。