Psalm 52:1
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New International Version
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?

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Doeg the Edomite said to Saul, "David has gone to see Ahimelech." Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior? Don't you realize God's justice continues forever?

English Standard Version
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech." Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, "David went to Ahimelech's house." Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant.

International Standard Version
Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.

NET Bible
For the music director; a well-written song by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: "David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech." Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man? God's loyal love protects me all day long!

New Heart English Bible
Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why do you boast in evil, oh, mighty man, and against the innocent every day?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a [maskil]; a psalm by David when Doeg (who was from Edom) told Saul that David had come to Ahimelech's home.] Why do you brag about the evil you've done, you hero? The mercy of God lasts all day long!

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. Maschil of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.' Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endureth continually.

New American Standard 1977
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
            The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day.

King James 2000 Bible
Why boast you yourself in evil, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

American King James Version
Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

American Standard Version
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, understanding for David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God [abideth] continually.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. Maschil of David: when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the mercy of God endureth continually.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

World English Bible
Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of Doeg the Edomite, and he declareth to Saul, and saith to him, 'David came in unto the house of Ahimelech.' What, boasteth thou in evil, O mighty one? The kindness of God is all the day.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
52:1-5 Those that glory in sin, glory in their shame. The patience and forbearance of God are abused by sinners, to the hardening of their hearts in their wicked ways. But the enemies in vain boast in their mischief, while we have God's mercy to trust in. It will not save us from the guilt of lying, to be able to say, there was some truth in what we said, if we make it appear otherwise than it was. The more there is of craft and contrivance in any wickedness, the more there is of Satan in it. When good men die, they are transplanted from the land of the living on earth, to heaven, the garden of the Lord, where they shall take root for ever; but when wicked men die, they are rooted out, to perish for ever. The believer sees that God will destroy those who make not him their strength.
Study Bible
Why Do You Boast of Mischief?
1For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech." Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long. 2Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 21:7
Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's shepherds.

1 Samuel 22:9
Then Doeg the Edomite, who was standing by the servants of Saul, said, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

Psalm 52:8
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

Psalm 94:4
They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.

Jeremiah 8:12
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down," Says the LORD.

Jeremiah 37:14
But Jeremiah said, "A lie! I am not going over to the Chaldeans"; yet he would not listen to him. So Irijah arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials.

Daniel 11:27
"As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, for the end is still to come at the appointed time.
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Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

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Psalm 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after …

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained …

1 Samuel 22:9-19 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of …

told

Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: …

Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks …

Exodus 22:9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for …

boastest

Psalm 10:2,3 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Psalm 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers …

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors …

2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, …

mischief

Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and …

Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue …

Psalm 36:3-6 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to …

Proverbs 6:14,18 Frowardness is in his heart, he devises mischief continually; he sows discord…

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

O mighty

Genesis 6:4,5 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, …

Genesis 10:8,9 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth…

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained …

goodness

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them …

Psalm 107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 137:1,2 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we …

1 John 4:7,8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one …

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