To the director: A maskil of David written when Doeg the Edomite went to Saul and told him, “David is in Ahimelech’s house.”
1 Great warrior, why are you bragging about the evil you did?
You are a disgrace to God.
You are nothing but a hired killer,*
making plans to hurt people and making up lies!
3 You love evil more than goodness.
You love lies more than truth.
4 You and your lying tongue love to hurt people.
5 So God will ruin you forever!
He will grab you and pull you from your home,†
like someone pulling up a plant by the roots!‡
6 Good people will see this
and learn to fear and respect God.
They will laugh at you and say,
7 “Look what happened to the warrior who did not depend on God.
That fool thought his wealth and lies would protect him.”
8 But I am like a green olive tree growing in God’s Temple.
I will trust God’s faithful love forever and ever.
9 God, I praise you forever for what you have done.
I will speak your name§
before your followers because it is so good!