Psalm 52:5
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English Standard Version
But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

King James Bible
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

American Standard Version
God will likewise destroy thee for ever; He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, And root thee out of the land of the living. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

English Revised Version
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Psalm 52:5 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From this spiritual sacrifice, well-pleasing to God, the Psalm now, in vv. 20f., comes back to the material sacrifices that are offered in a right state of mind; and this is to be explained by the consideration that David's prayer for himself here passes over into an intercession on behalf of all Israel: Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion. את־ may be a sign of the accusative, for היטיב (הטיב) does take the accusative of the person (Job 24:21); but also a preposition, for as it is construed with ל and עם, so also with את in the same signification (Jeremiah 18:10; Jeremiah 32:41). זבח־צדק are here, as in Psalm 4:6; Deuteronomy 33:19, those sacrifices which not merely as regards their outward character, but also in respect of the inward character of him who causes them to be offered on his behalf, are exactly such as God the Lawgiver will have them to be. By כּליל beside עולה might be understood the priestly vegetable whole-offering, Leviticus 6:15. (מנחת חבתּין, Epistle to the Hebrews, ii. 8), since every עולה as such is also כּליל; but Psalm-poetry does not make any such special reference to the sacrificial tra. וכליל is, like כליל in 1 Samuel 7:9, an explicative addition, and the combination is like ימינך וזרועך, Psalm 44:4, ארץ ותבל, Psalm 90:2, and the like. A שׁלם כּליל (Hitzig, after the Phoenician sacrificial tables) is unknown to the Israelitish sacrificial worship. The prayer: Build Thou the walls of Jerusalem, is not inadmissible in the mouth of David; since בּנה signifies not merely to build up what has been thrown down, but also to go on and finish building what is in the act of being built (Psalm 89:3); and, moreover, the wall built round about Jerusalem by Solomon (1 Kings 3:1) can be regarded as a fulfilment of David's prayer.

Nevertheless what even Theodoret has felt cannot be denied: τοῖς ἐν Βαβυλῶνι...ἁρμόττει τὰ ῥήματα. Through penitence the way of the exiles led back to Jerusalem. The supposition is very natural that vv. 20f. may be a liturgical addition made by the church of the Exile. And if the origin of Isaiah 40:1 in the time of the Exile were as indisputable as the reasons against such a position are forcible, then it would give support not merely to the derivation of vv. 20f. (cf. Isaiah 60:5, Isaiah 60:7, Isaiah 60:10), but of the whole Psalm, from the time of the Exile; for the general impress of the Psalm is, according to the accurate observation of Hitzig, thoroughly deutero-Isaianic. But the writer of Isaiah 40:1 shows signs in other respects also of the most families acquaintance with the earlier literature of the Shı̂r and the Mashal; and that he is none other than Isaiah reveals itself in connection with this Psalm by the echoes of this very Psalm, which are to be found not only in the second but also in the first part of the Isaianic collection of prophecy (cf. on Psalm 51:9, Psalm 51:18). We are therefore driven to the inference, that Psalm 51 was a favourite Psalm of Isaiah's, and that, since the Isaianic echoes of it extend equally from the first verse to the last, it existed in the same complete form even in his day as in ours; and that consequently the close, just like the whole Psalm, so beautifully and touchingly expressed, is not the mere addition of a later age.

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God

Psalm 7:14-16 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood...

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Psalm 64:7-10 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded...

Psalm 120:2-4 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue...

Psalm 140:9-11 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them...

Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 19:5,9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

destroy thee [heb.] beat thee down
pluck

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree...

Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

Job 20:6,7 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds...

Luke 16:27,28 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house...

root

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

the land

Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Isaiah 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:28
and the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger and fury and great wrath, and cast them into another land, as they are this day.'

1 Kings 14:15
the LORD will strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water, and root up Israel out of this good land that he gave to their fathers and scatter them beyond the Euphrates, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.

Psalm 2:9
You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

Psalm 5:6
You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

Psalm 27:13
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!

Psalm 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

Psalm 101:7
No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.

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