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Psalm 52:9

ESV I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.
NIV 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.
NASB I will praise You forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
CSB I will praise you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your faithful people, I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.
NLT I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people.
KJV I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

What does Psalm 52:9 mean?

David has expressed condemnation of an evil man (Psalm 52:1–4) and his expectation that God will bring divine judgment (Psalm 52:5–7). At the time David wrote these words, the evil person's sin (1 Samuel 22:17–19) had not yet been avenged. Yet the psalm speaks with confidence, as if these things have already been done. David expresses his intention to "wait for" God, meaning a contented choice to patiently anticipate God's goodness coming to pass. The proper response to the Lord's will is praise and appreciation. As a musician and psalm writer, David often praised God "in the presence" of others who honored the Lord.

Believers have many reasons to be thankful. God keeps them secure throughout all their days, even when circumstances are dangerous and unhappy (John 10:28; Ephesians 1:13–14; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5). First Thessalonians 5:18 exhorts believers to "give thanks in all circumstances" and states that this is the will of God for them. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul urged his readers to refrain from speaking offensively. He writes, "but instead let there be thanksgiving" (Ephesians 5:4).
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