To the chief singer, A poem of Dawiḏ;
when Do’ĕḡ the Eḏomite came and told Sha’ul, and said,
“Dawiḏ went to the house of Aḥimeleḵ.”

1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The kindness of Ĕl is all day long!

2 Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceit.

3 You loved evil more than good,
Lying more than speaking righteousness.

4 You loved all devouring words,
O tongue of deceit.

5 Let Ĕl also break you down forever,
Take you and pluck you out of your tent.
And He shall uproot you
From the land of the living.

6 And let the righteous see and revere,
And laugh at him,

7 “See the man who did not make Elohim his strength,
But trusted in his many riches,
Being strong in his destruction.”

8 But I am like a green olive tree
In the House of Elohim,
I have trusted in the kindness of Elohim
Forever and ever.

9 I thank You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your kind ones
I wait on Your Name, for it is good.