For the leader. By David, the servant of ADONAI: Crime speaks to the wicked. I perceive this in my heart; before his eyes there is no fear of God.
For, the way he sees it, crime makes his life easy that is, until his wrongs are discovered; then, he is hated.
His words are wrong and deceitful; he has stopped being wise and doing good.
He devises trouble as he lies in bed; so set is he on his own bad way that he doesn't hate evil.
ADONAI, in the heavens is your grace; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments are like the great deep. You save man and beast, ADONAI.
How precious, God, is your grace! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings,
they feast on the rich bounty of your house, and you have them drink from the stream of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Continue your grace to those who know you and your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Don't let the foot of the proud tread on me or the hands of the wicked drive me away.
There they lie fallen, those evildoers, flung down and unable to rise.