¶ To the chanter, an exhortation of David when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul, and shewed him, saying: David is come to the house of Abimelech.Why boastest thou thyself, thou Tyrant, that thou canst do mischief? Where as the goodness of God endureth yet daily. Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies it cutteth like a sharp razor. Thou lovest ungraciousness more than good, to talk of lies more than righteousness. Selah. Thou lovest to speak all words that may do hurt, O thou false tongue. Therefore shall God clean destroy thee, smite thee in pieces, pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
¶ The righteous shall see this, and fear, and laugh him to scorn. Lo, this is the man, that took not God for his strength, but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and was mighty in his wickedness. As for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God, my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever. I will alway give thanks unto thee, for that thou hast done: and will hope in thy name, for thy saints like it well.