Psalm 52 Meaning - Verse by Verse Explanation from Bible

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Discover Psalm 52 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.

Psalm 52-1

Why do you boast of wickedness, you mighty one?
God’s mercy is continuous.

Psalm 52-2

Grudges plot your tongue;
As a razor sharp knife makes cheating.

Psalm 52-3

You loved evil more than good,
lies more than speaking righteousness. Selah

Psalm 52-4

You have loved all kinds of evil words,
deceitful tongue.

Psalm 52-5

Therefore, God will destroy you forever;
He will snatch you from your dwelling place
and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 52-6

And the righteous shall see and fear;
and they will laugh at him, saying:

Psalm 52-7

Behold the man who did not make God his strength,
but trusted in the multitude of his riches
and remained in his wickedness.

Psalm 52-8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

Psalm 52-9

I will praise you forever because you have done it;
and I will wait in your name, because it is good, in front of your saints.

Psalm 52 Meaning

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Psalm 52 - Matthew Henry Bible Commentary

Those who think to rely on power and wealth, without God, are miserably deceived. The evil man trusts in the abundance of his riches; he thinks that his wickedness will help him preserve his wealth. Good or bad, he would get what he could and keep it, and ruin anyone who stood in his way; he thinks this will strengthen him; but, see what it comes down to! -Those who by faith and love live in the house of God will be like green olive trees.



To be like green olive trees, we must lead a life of faith and holy trust in God and his grace. It contributes much to the beauty of our profession of faith and to the fruitfulness of all grace, that we are praising God; and may we never lack material to praise him. Only his name can be our refuge and our strong tower. It is very good that we hope in his saving name; To calm and quiet our spirit when it is disturbed, and to keep us on the path of duty, when we are tempted to use any crooked device for our relief, nothing is better than hope and quietly awaiting the Lord’s salvation. Whoever followed your direction will end well.

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