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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.
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
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.
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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.

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