Psalms Chapter 36 |
1For the leader. Of the servant of the Lord, of David.
2I know what Transgression says to the wicked;
he has no sense of the dread of God,
3because its speech is seductive to him
till his iniquity be found out and he be hated.
4His words are evil and deceitful;
he will not consider doing good.
5In bed he plots mischief;
he is set on a path of no good,
he does not reject evil.
6O Lord, Your faithfulness reaches to heaven;
Your steadfastness to the sky;
7Your beneficence is like the high mountains;
Your justice like the great deep;
man and beast You deliver, O Lord.
8How preciousis Your faithful care, O God!
Mankind shelters in the shadow of Your wings.
9They feast on the rich fare of Your house;
You let them drink at Your refreshing stream.
10With You is the fountain of life;
by Your light do we see light.
11Bestow Your faithful care on those devoted to You,
and Your beneficence on upright men.
12Let not the foot of the arrogant tread on me,
or the hand of the wicked drive me away.
13There lie the evildoers, fallen,
thrust down, unable to rise.