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 (Traditional)

詩篇 52

上帝的審判和慈愛

以東人多益去告訴掃羅:「大衛到了亞希米勒家。」那時大衛作了這首訓誨詩,交給樂長。

1勇士啊,你為何以作惡為榮?
上帝的慈愛永遠長存。
你這詭詐的人啊,
舌頭利如剃刀,
盡是害人的奸計。
你喜愛邪惡,不愛良善;
你喜愛虛謊,不愛真理。(細拉)
你有詭詐的舌頭,
好說惡言惡語。
上帝必永遠毀滅你,
祂必抓住你,
把你從家裡拉出來,
從活人之地剷除。(細拉)
義人看見必心生敬畏,
他們必嘲笑說:
「看啊,這就是不依靠上帝的人,
他只倚仗自己的財富和以殘暴手段獲得的權勢。」
我就像上帝殿中的一棵橄欖樹,枝繁葉茂,
我永永遠遠信靠上帝的慈愛。
上帝啊,
我要永遠讚美你的作為。
我要在你忠心的子民面前仰望你美善的名。