The Psalms: Book 1, Psalm 36

Psalm 36  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
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Chap. 36
1 To the chief musician; of the servant of Jehovah, of David.
2 The transgression of the wicked saith in the innermost part of my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes.
3 For he hath flattered himself in his own eyes, until 1that his iniquity is found out and hated.
4 The words of his mouth [are] falsehood and deceit; he hath left off to be wise, to do well.
5 He deviseth falsehood upon his bed, he setteth himself upon a way [that is] not good, he rejecteth not evil.
6 O Jehovah, thy mercy [is] in the heavens, thy truth [is] unto the clouds.
7 Thy righteousness is like [the] mountains of God,2 thy judgments [are] a great deep; thou savest man and beast, O Jehovah.
8 How precious [is] thy mercy, O God! and the sons of men shall trust in the shadow of thy wings.
9 They shall be abundantly satisfied with drink from the fatness of thy house, and thou shalt make them drink the stream of thy pleasures.
10 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
11 Continue thy mercy to those who know thee and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
12 The foot of pride shall not come to me, and let not the hand of the wicked move me.
13 There the workers of iniquity have fallen; they have been thrust down and are not able to rise.
1. Literally, “to the finding out his iniquity, to the hating it.”
2. Hebrews El.