Psalms 36

Psalm 361

For the music director; written by the Lord’s servant, David; an oracle.2

36:1 An evil man is rebellious to the core.3

He does not fear God,4

36:2 for he is too proud

to recognize and give up his sin.5

36:3 The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful;

he does not care about doing what is wise and right.6

36:4 He plans ways to sin while he lies in bed;

he is committed to a sinful lifestyle;7

he does not reject what is evil.8

36:5 O Lord, your loyal love reaches to the sky;9

your faithfulness to the clouds.10

36:6 Your justice is like the highest mountains,11

your fairness like the deepest sea;

you preserve12 mankind and the animal kingdom.13

36:7 How precious14 is your loyal love, O God!

The human race finds shelter under your wings.15

36:8 They are filled with food from your house,

and you allow them to drink from the river of your delicacies.

36:9 For you are the one who gives

and sustains life.16

36:10 Extend17 your loyal love to your faithful followers,18

and vindicate19 the morally upright!20

36:11 Do not let arrogant men overtake me,

or let evil men make me homeless!21

36:12 I can see the evildoers! They have fallen!22

They have been knocked down and are unable to get up!23

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