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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 52

Verse 1

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.

Verse 2

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.

Verse 5

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.

Verse 6

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.

Verse 8

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.

Verse 9

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.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 52". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.