- [To the chiefe Musician,
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.
- Thy tongue deuiseth mischiefes: like a sharpe rasor, working deceitfully.
- Thou louest euill more then good;
and lying rather then to speake righteousnesse.
- Thou louest all deuouring words, O thou deceitfull tongue.
- God shall likewise destroy thee for euer, hee shall take thee away and plucke thee out of thy dwelling place, and roote thee out of the land of the liuing.
- The righteous also shall see, and feare, and shall laugh at him.
- Loe, this is the man that made not God his strength: but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himselfe in his wickednesse.
- But I am like a greene oliue tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for euer and euer.
- 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.