Psalm 36 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 There is an inspired truth about the wicked person who has rebellion in the depths of his heart: He is not terrified of God. 1 An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 He flatters himself and does not hate or [even] recognize his guilt. 2 For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin.
3 The words from his mouth are [nothing but] trouble and deception. He has stopped doing what is wise and good. 3 The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 He invents trouble while lying on his bed and chooses to go the wrong direction. He does not reject evil. 4 Even on his bed he plots evil; he commits himself to a sinful course and does not reject what is wrong.
5 O LORD, your mercy reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 5 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments like the deep ocean. You save people and animals, O LORD. 6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.
7 Your mercy is so precious, O God, that Adam's descendants take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 7 How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They are refreshed with the rich foods in your house, and you make them drink from the river of your pleasure. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 Indeed, the fountain of life is with you. In your light we see light. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
10 Continue to show your mercy to those who know you and your righteousness to those whose motives are decent. 10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Do not let the feet of arrogant people step on me or the hands of wicked people push me away. 11 May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 Look at the troublemakers who have fallen. They have been pushed down and are unable to stand up again. 12 See how the evildoers lie fallen-- thrown down, not able to rise!