destroy thee for ever
52:5 destroy thee for ever. What a warning to those who, like Doeg, use the Lord’s service for personal gain, but remain unbelievers and eventually feel no compunction in blaspheming the people and work of God.
Psalm 53 (title) Maschil. This psalm, like the others in the series Psalms 52–55, is one of the thirteen or fourteen Maschil psalms.