Psalm 52:8
New International Version
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.

New Living Translation
But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God's unfailing love.

English Standard Version
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

Berean Study Bible
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in the loving devotion of God forever and ever.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Christian Standard Bible
But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

Contemporary English Version
But I am like an olive tree growing in God's house, and I can count on his love forever and ever.

Good News Translation
But I am like an olive tree growing in the house of God; I trust in his constant love forever and ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

International Standard Version
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the gracious love of God forever and ever.

NET Bible
But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I continually trust in God's loyal love.

New Heart English Bible
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I,like a glorious olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the grace of God for eternity and to the eternity of eternities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I am like a large olive tree in God's house. I trust the mercy of God forever and ever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, I am like a leafy olive-tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the eternal mercy of God for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

American King James Version
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

American Standard Version
But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I trust in the lovingkindness of God for ever and ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I am as a fruitful olive in the house of God: I have trusted in the mercy of God for ever, even for evermore.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.

English Revised Version
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

World English Bible
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, as a green olive in the house of God, I have trusted in the kindness of God, To the age and for ever,
Study Bible
Why Do You Boast of Evil?
7“Look at the man who did not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, who strengthened himself by bringing destruction.” 8But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in the loving devotion of God forever and ever. 9I will praise You forever, because You have done it. I will wait on Your name—for it is good—in the presence of Your saints.…
Cross References
Revelation 11:4
These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

Psalm 13:5
But I have trusted in Your loving devotion; my heart will rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols, but in the LORD I trust.

Psalm 52:1
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The loving devotion of God endures all day long.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalm 128:3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine flourishing within your house, your sons like olive shoots sitting around your table.

Jeremiah 11:16
The LORD once called you a flourishing olive tree, beautiful with well-formed fruit. But with a mighty roar He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.

Treasury of Scripture

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

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Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 92:12-14
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…

Jeremiah 11:16
The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

I trust

Psalm 13:5
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Psalm 147:11
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.







Lexicon
But I
וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am like an olive tree
כְּזַ֣יִת (kə·za·yiṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2132: An olive, the tree, the branch, the berry

flourishing
רַ֭עֲנָן (ra·‘ă·nān)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7488: Verdant, new, prosperous

in the house
בְּבֵ֣ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of God;
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

I trust
בָּטַ֥חְתִּי (bā·ṭaḥ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in the loving devotion
בְחֶֽסֶד־ (ḇə·ḥe·seḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

of God
אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

forever
עוֹלָ֥ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

and ever.
וָעֶֽד׃ (wā·‘eḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity
(8) But I am like.--The flourishing olive alternates with the vine, in Hebrew poetry, as an emblem of prosperous Israel. (See Jeremiah 11:16; Hosea 14:6.) The epithet "green" hardly refers to the colour so much as the "vigour" of the tree, for the foliage of "wan grey olive wood" cannot be called verdant. But though the olive is scarcely, to our Western eyes, a beautiful tree, "to the Oriental the coolness of the pale-blue foliage, its evergreen freshness, spread like a silver sea along the slopes of the hills, speaks of peace and plenty, food and gladness" (Tristram, Nat. Hist. of the Bible, p. 374).

In the house of God.--Here and in the more elaborate simile (Psalm 92:13) the situation, "in the house of God," is added to show that the prophecy has come of religious trust. It is quite possible that trees were actually planted in the precincts of the Temple, as they are in the Haram area now, so that the rendering, "near the house of God," would express a literal fact. Or the whole may be figurative, as in the verse, "like the olive branches round about Thy table."

Verse 8. - But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. In conclusion, the psalmist contrasts his own condition, as one of God's people, with that of Doeg, which he had described in vers. 7-9. Doeg is about to be "plucked up" and "rooted out of the land of the living" (ver. 5); he is like a flourishing green olive tree planted in the sanctuary, or "house of God." Doeg is entirely without any trust in the Almighty (ver. 7); he declares of himself, I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. It is questioned whether olive trees were at any time planted in the courts of either the tabernacle or the temple; but it certainly cannot be proved that they were not. In the courts of Egyptian temples trees were abundant (Herod., 2:138; Wilkinson, in the author's 'Herodotus,' vol. 2. p. 236), also probably in Phoenician temples (Perrot and Chipiez, ' Histoire de l'Art dans l'An-tiquite,' vol. 3. p. 322). And to this day there grow in the Hardin area at Jerusalem, on the site of the Jewish temple, a number of magnificent cypresses, olive, and lemon trees. 52:6-9 Those wretchedly deceive themselves, who think to support themselves in power and wealth without God. The wicked man trusted in the abundance of his riches; he thought his wickedness would help him to keep his wealth. Right or wrong, he would get what he could, and keep what he had, and ruin any one that stood in his way; this he thought would strengthen him; but see what it comes to! Those who by faith and love dwell in the house of God, shall be like green olive-trees there. And that we may be as green olive-trees, we must live a life of faith and holy confidence in God and his grace. It adds much to the beauty of our profession, and to fruitfulness in every grace, to be much in praising God; and we never can want matter for praise. His name alone can be our refuge and strong tower. It is very good for us to wait on that saving name; there is nothing better to calm and quiet our spirits, when disturbed, and to keep us in the way of duty, when tempted to use any crooked courses for our relief, than to hope, and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. None ever followed his guidance but it ended well.
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