To him that excelleth.

A Psalme of Dauid to giue instruction.

When Doeg the Edomite came and shewed Saul,
and saide to him,
Dauid is come to the house of Abimelech.
1
Why boastest thou thy selfe in thy wickednesse, O man of power?
the louing kindenesse of God indureth dayly.
2
Thy tongue imagineth mischiefe, and is like a sharpe rasor, that cutteth deceitfully.
3
Thou doest loue euill more then good, and lies more then to speake the trueth.
Selah.
4
Thou louest all wordes that may destroye, O deceitfull tongue!
5
So shal God destroy thee for euer: he shal take thee and plucke thee out of thy tabernacle, and roote thee out of ye land of the liuing.
Selah.
6
The righteous also shall see it, and feare, and shall laugh at him, saying,
7
Beholde the man that tooke not God for his strength, but trusted vnto the multitude of his riches, and put his strength in his malice.
8
But I shall bee like a greene oliue tree in the house of God: for I trusted in the mercie of God for euer and euer.
9
I will alway praise thee, for that thou hast done this, and I will hope in thy Name, because it is good before thy Saints.