I Trust in the Lovingkindness of God
For the choir director. A Maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long. 2
Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit. 3
You love evil more than good,
Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah. 4
You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
But God will break you down forever;
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living, Selah. 6
So that the righteous will see and fear,
And will laugh at him, saying, 7
“Behold, the man who would not set God as his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches
And was strong in his destruction.”
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. 9
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will hope on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your holy ones.