Psalms 36

How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love

To the choirmaster. Of David, the a  servant of the  Lord.

1 Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in his heart;
Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Jerome (compare Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts  in my heart

c  there is no fear of God
before his eyes.
2 d  For he flatters himself in his own eyes
that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
3The words of his mouth are e  trouble and deceit;
f  he has ceased to act wisely and do good.
4He g  plots h  trouble while on his bed;
he sets himself in i  a way that is not good;
j  he does not reject evil.
5 Your steadfast love, O  Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 k  Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
l  your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you m  save, O  Lord.
7 n  How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge o  in the shadow of your wings.
8They feast on p  the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from q  the river of r  your delights.
9For with you is s  the fountain of life;
t  in your light do we see light.
10 Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who u  know you,
and your righteousness to v  the upright of heart!
11Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12There w  the evildoers lie fallen;
they are thrust down x  unable to rise.
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