1 “To the chief musician, by the servant of the Lord, by David.” (36:2) Saith vice itself to the wicked—so I feel it within my heart— that he should have no dread of God before his eyes.
2 (36:3) For he flattereth himself in his own eyes [too much] to find out his iniquity to hate it.
3 (36:4) The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.
4 (36:5) He deviseth wickedness upon his couch; he placeth himself on a way that is not good; evil he despiseth not.
5 (36:6) O Lord, into the heavens reacheth thy kindness, thy faithfulness even into the skies.
6 (36:7) Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy acts of justice like the great deep: man and beast dost thou ever help, O Lord.
7 (36:8) How precious is thy kindness, O God! And the children of men that seek shelter under the shadow of thy wings,—
8 (36:9) These will be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and of the stream of thy delights wilt thou give them to drink.
9 (36:10) For with thee is the source of life: in thy light shall we see light.
10 (36:11) Draw down continuously thy kindness unto those that acknowledge thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 (36:12) Let not come against me the foot of pride, and let not the hand of the wicked chase me off.
12 (36:13) There are fallen the workers of wickedness: they are thrust down, and shall not be able to rise.