Book of Psalms

The Douay-Rheims Bible


Chapter 51

1    Unto the end, understanding for David,
2    When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech. [1 Kings 22]
3    Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?
4    All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.
5    Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.
6    Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.
7    Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.
8    The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:
9    Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.
10    But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.
11    I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.