Psalm 36

For the [music] director. Of David, the servant of Yahweh.

Human Wickedness and God’s Love

1 An oracle: the wicked has rebellion in the midst of his heart. There is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flatters himself in his eyes, hating to detect his iniquity.
3 The words of his mouth [are] wickedness and deceit. He has ceased to have insight [and] to do good.
4 He plans sin on his bed. He puts himself on a way [that is] not good. He does not reject evil.
5 O Yahweh, your loyal love [extends] into [the] heavens, your faithfulness unto [the] clouds.
6 Your righteousness [is] {like the mighty mountains}, your judgments [like the] great deep. You save man and beast, O Yahweh.
7 How precious [is] your loyal love, O God, and the children of humankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They are refreshed with the {fullness} of your house, and you give them drink [from] the river of your delights.
9 For with you is [the] fountain of life; in your light we see light.
10 Prolong your loyal love to those who know you, and your righteousness to [the] upright of heart.
11 Do not let a foot of pride come against me, nor let a wicked hand make me to wander homeless.
12 There doers of evil have fallen; they are thrust down and not able to rise.