New International Version

Psalm 52

Psalm 52[a]

For the director of music. A maskil[b] 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?
You who practice deceit,
    your tongue plots destruction;
    it is like a sharpened razor.
You love evil rather than good,
    falsehood rather than speaking the truth.[c]
You love every harmful word,
    you deceitful tongue!

Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
    He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
    he will uproot you from the land of the living.
The righteous will see and fear;
    they will laugh at you, saying,
“Here now is the man
    who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
    and grew strong by destroying others!”

But I am like an olive tree
    flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
    for ever and ever.
For what you have done I will always praise you
    in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
    for your name is good.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 52:1 In Hebrew texts 52:1-9 is numbered 52:3-11.
  2. Psalm 52:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 52:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 5.

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。