Psalm 36
International Standard Version

To the Director: By the servant of the LORD, David.

An Oracle from the LORD

1An oracle that came to mea about the transgressions of the wicked:

There is no fear of God before his eyes.

2He flatters himselfb too muchc to discover his transgression and hate it.

3The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive.

He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.

4He devises iniquity on his bed

and is determined to follow a path that is not good.

He does not resist evil.

Praise to the LORD

5Your gracious love, LORD, reaches to the heavens;

your truthd extends to the skies.e

6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;

your justice is like the great depths of the sea.f

You deliver bothg people and animals, LORD.

7How precious is your gracious love, God!

The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

8They are refreshed from the abundance of your house;

You cause them to drink from the river of your pleasures.

9For with you is a fountain of life,

and in your light we will see light.

10Send forth your gracious love to those who know you,

and your righteousness to those who are upright in heart.

11Do not let the foot of the proud crush me;

and do not let the hand of the wicked dissuade me.

12There, those who do evil have fallen;

They have been thrown down,

and they cannot get up.


Footnotes:
a 36:1 So MT DSS 4QPs; lit. oracle in the midst of my heart; Syr Origen read of his heart
b 36:2 Lit. himself in his own eyes
c 36:2 The Heb. lacks too much
d 36:5 Or faithfulness
e 36:5 Or clouds
f 36:6 The Heb. lacks of the sea
g 36:6 The Heb. lacks both



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