Psalm 52 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 52)
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 a mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.

(a) O Doeg, who half consider to be the tyrant Saul, and had the power to murder the saints of God.

52:2 Thy tongue deviseth b mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

(b) Your malice moves you by crafty flattery and lies to accuse and destroy the innocents.

52:5 God shall likewise c destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and d root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

(c) Though God forbear for a time, yet at length he will recompense your falsehood.
(d) Even though you seem to be never so sure settled.

52:6 The e righteous also shall see, f and fear, and shall laugh at him:

(e) For the eyes of the reprobate are shut at God's judgments.
(f) With joyful reverence, seeing that he takes their part against the wicked.

52:8 But I [am] like a g green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

(g) He rejoices to have a place among the servant's of God, that he may grow in the knowledge of godliness.

52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done h [it]: and I will wait on thy name; for [it is] good before thy saints.

(h) Executed his vengeance.