Psalms 52:1

“(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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[To the chiefe Musician, Maschil, A Psalme of Dauid: When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said vnto him, Dauid is come to the house of Ahimelech.] Why boastest thou thy selfe in mischiefe, O mightie man? the goodnesse of God indureth continually.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God {endures} all day long.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God `endureth' continually.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<To the chief music-maker. Maschil. Of David. When Doeg the Edomite came to Saul saying, David has come to the house of Ahimelech.> Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God [abideth] continually.
- Darby Bible

To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
- Webster's Bible

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of Doeg the Edomite, and he declareth to Saul, and saith to him, `David came in unto the house of Ahimelech.' What, boasteth thou in evil, O mighty one? The kindness of God [is] all the day.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(52:1) For the Leader. Maschil of David; (52:2) when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.' (52:3) Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endureth continually.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 52:1


52:1 Continually - God is continually doing good: thou art continually doing mischief. O mighty - He speaks ironically. O valiant captain! To kill a few weak and unarmed persons.


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