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Psalms 52 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. A maskilTitle: Probably a literary or musical term of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”


Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?

2 You who practice deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.

3 You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth.[b]

4 You love every harmful word,
you deceitful tongue!


Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.

6 The righteous will see and fear;
they will laugh at you, saying,

7 “Here now is the man
who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
and grew strong by destroying others!”


But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.

9 For what you have done I will always praise you
in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good.


a. Psalms 52:1 In Hebrew texts 52:1-9 is numbered 52:3-11.
b. Psalms 52:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 5.

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William R. Nabaza avatar
Green olive tree
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2015
Summary: To prove by this verse that we need to always be conscious of GOD's Presence in our lives by relying, trusting and complete dependence on GOD forever and ever.
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Characteristics of a man laughed at
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2015
Summary: To show in the bible what are the characteristics of people you are to laughed at.
Scripture: Psalms 52:6-7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,255
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Knowing The Wicked man
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Sep, 2014
Summary: Knowing The Wicked man - (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Psalms 52:1-9
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 594
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Mercy Me
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Aug, 2014
Summary: In a society filled with guilt ridden people, how do we get rid of our guilt?
Series: Soul Talk
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Olive trees
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Most important the roots of the Olive tree go deep down to about 20 feet and that’s the reason they are able to bear fruits for as long as 100 years. Amen.
Scripture: Psalms 52:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,454
Tom Fuller avatar
How to Approach God
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Mar, 2013
Summary: Have you ever wondered how to approach God? Mankind makes up all kinds of ways to do it including external shows of relgious piety or elaborate ceremony. But in these three psalms we see God's recipe for drawing close to Him.
Scripture: Psalms 50:1-52:9
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,037
Victor Yap avatar
The Last Laugh
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Crisis and Choice, Pt. 8
Scripture: Psalms 52:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,008
David Wilson avatar
Every Doeg Has His Day!
Shared by: David Wilson on Jan, 2007
Summary: Doeg the Edomite is guilty of telling half-truths and committing a great atrocity at Nob. Psalm 52 is David’s response to this evil man’s sinful actions.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 52:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,924
Jamie Wright avatar
No other Name
Shared by: Jamie Wright on Jul, 2006
Summary: There is power in the Name of Jesus.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 52:9
Views: 1,119
Bruce Ferris avatar
Praise Defined
Shared by: Bruce Ferris on May, 2006
Summary: Praise is an individual choice and is the natural outgrowth of a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord. Praise is an event, a process and the way of life everlasting.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 52:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,159
Michael McCartney avatar
To Boast or not to Boast?
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Sep, 2003
Summary: The Christian is to go around boasting about the goodness and the blessing of the Lord in his or her life. But the Christian is to never go around boasting about their good works or there personal accomplishments. We are to give credit to the Lord for wor
based on 21 ratings
Views: 2,482
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The Last Laugh
Shared by: Victor Yap on May, 2002
Summary: 911, Part Four
Series: "911"
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 52:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,023
Paul Apple avatar
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
based on 44 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 52:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,698