Psalms 52:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will prayse thee for euer, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good before thy Saints.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will give You thanks forever, because You have done {it,} And I will wait on Your name, for {it is} good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will give thee thanks for ever, because thou hast done it; And I will hope in thy name, for it is good, in the presence of thy saints. Psalm 53 For the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath. Maschil of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will give you praise without end for what you have done; I will give honour to your name before your saints, for it is good.
- Basic English Bible

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done [it]; and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your saints. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Mahalath." A contemplation by David.
- World English Bible

I thank Thee to the age, because Thou hast done [it], And I wait [on] Thy name for [it is] good before Thy saints!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(52:11) I will give Thee thanks for ever, because Thou hast done it; and I will wait for Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy saints.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 52:9


52:9 Thou hast - Destroyed mine and thine implacable enemies, and established me in the throne, of which I am no less assured, than if it were already done. I will continue in thy way, placing my whole confidence in thy power and goodness, and faithfulness. Before - In the presence of thy saints.


Discussion for Psalms 52

  • Annie
    David understood the evils of the tongue and the constant perpetration of mischief. But, David was also aware of the vengeance requited to sinners by God. In this chapter, David's resolution is a life of worship and the forfeiture of personal vengeance for vindication by the Almighty.
  • Sabinus
    This scripture reveals the reward of wickedness. It is a strong warning for the froward, the boastful, the hypocrites and those that practise all manners of mischiefs. God is not a respecter of persons. They may seem to flourish in their shallow understanding presently but should definitely be punished by God. Verse 5 finalizes this point stressing out in clear terms the end of the wicked. However the righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. Let us therefore try to be holy, maintain humility and pursue righteous with fear and trembling.
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 8
    David compares himself to a green olive tree in the house of the Lord. He said I will trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. The olive tree is the longest of the living trees, and David knows that God will bless him with long life for trusting in His mercy. We can ask the question where would we be were it not for the mercy of God? We would be lost for ever. As we remember the Lord Jesus marching in Jerusalem on a donkey, and the children shouting Hosanna in the highest, let us praise God for ever and ever. Jesus said that if His children did not praise Him, the very rocks would cry out. Thank God that this body is the temple of God, and by the power of the Holy Spirit we can cry out to Him, because He is the Lamb that was slain, and is worthy to receive power, glory, majesty, and praise for ever and ever. Amen!!!
  • Adewole mathew
    i love the verse8 of that chapter,but i like a green olive tree in the house of God,that show how we are great in present of God
  • Linda S. flagg
    god lead me to this chapter when I had concerns of a prideful wealthy man. I was so amazed to find this chapter pinpoint to what God will do to them that trust in their wealth and not God.For god plainly states he will destroy anyone that loves evil and not good. This is a suitable warning to them that are evil bosters.God will certainly not tolerate it.

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