Psalm 36

1 [A melody] of Jehovah’s servant, David.
Transgression speaks to the wicked one deep within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much To detect and hate his error.

3 The words of his mouth are hurtful and deceptive; He shows no insight for doing what is good.

4 He plots hurtful schemes even on his bed. He is set on a path that is not good; He does not reject what is bad.

5 O Jehovah, your loyal love reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness up to the clouds.

6 Your righteousness is like majestic mountains; Your judgments are like vast, deep waters. Man and beast you preserve, O Jehovah.

7 How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge.

8 They drink their fill of the rich bounty of your house, And you cause them to drink of the torrent of your delights.

9 With you is the source of life; By your light we can see light.

10 Continue showing your loyal love to those who know you, And your righteousness, to the upright in heart.

11 Do not let the foot of the haughty tread on me Or the hand of the wicked drive me away.

12 There the wrongdoers have fallen; They have been knocked down and cannot get up.