Psalm 36

For the music leader. Of the LORD’s servant David.

1 I know the sinful utterance of the wicked: No fear of God confronts their own eyes,
2 because in their own eyes they are slick with talk about their guilt ever being found out and despised.
3 The words of their mouths are evil and dishonest. They have stopped being wise and stopped doing good.
4 They plot evil even while resting in bed! They commit themselves to a path that is no good. They don't reject what is evil.
5 But your loyal love, LORD, extends to the skies; your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the strongest mountains; your justice is like the deepest sea. LORD, you save both humans and animals.
7 Your faithful love is priceless, God! Humanity finds refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the bounty of your house; you let them drink from your river of pure joy.
9 Within you is the spring of life. In your light, we see light.
10 Extend your faithful love to those who know you; extend your righteousness to those whose heart is right.
11 Don't let the feet of arrogant people walk all over me; don't let the hands of the wicked drive me off.
12 Look—right there is where the evildoers have fallen, pushed down, unable to get up!