Doeg was a man from the country of Edom. He saw what Ahimelech did. Doeg worked for Saul. He went and told Saul what had happened. Saul thought that Ahimelech was giving David help to kill Saul. Doeg knew that this was not true, but he did not tell Saul. Saul told Doeg to kill Ahimelech and the other priests in Nob. Priests were special servants of God. They worked in the houses of God, or temples. Doeg killed 85 priests, and their wives and children.
Doeg was an important man. He worked for Saul at Saul's farm. He was the leader (or boss) of all the men that kept Saul's animals. He got a lot of money for his job. He became a rich and powerful man. But he was also a very cruel man. He said things that hurt people. What he said about Ahimelech was true, but Saul thought that he meant something else! Doeg was clever like this.
In the psalm, David tells us that God will destroy people that say bad things and hurt other people. But people that trust in God instead of money will always praise God. The ‘always’ means that they will praise God in heaven after they die.
This is for the music leader.
It is a special song that David wrote.
It is about Doeg, the man from Edom.
He went to Saul and told him,
‘David went to the house of the
The kind love of God is always with us.
You are always doing something to hurt people.
Doeg's words cut and hurt people's feelings.
· to do evil things
· not to do good things
· to say
· not to say what is true
· a false
He will tear you away from your home.
He will pull you out from the earth where people live.
But then they will laugh at him.
He became strong by destroying people.’
– They are very strong and powerful
– They have a lot of money.
Doeg was powerful and had a lot of money. But God punished him. This means that God hurt Doeg because Doeg had done wrong things.
I will always
I will tell your people what a good name that you have.
– Kind love (chesed in Hebrew)
– Your people (chasidim in Hebrew).
You can see that in Hebrew they use the same word in two ways. ‘Kind love’ (chesed) is what God gives to people. ‘Your people’ (chasidim) accept the kind love that God offers.