For the Music Director. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord.
1An oracle within my heart
about the transgression of the wicked:
There is no fear of God
before their eyes.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes,
that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 The words of their mouth are wickedness and deceit;
they have ceased to be wise and to do good.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 They devise mischief on their bed;
they set themselves on a path that is not good;
they do not reject evil.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens,
and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Your righteousness is like the great mountains,
Your judgments like the great deep;
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 How excellent is Your lovingkindness, O God!
seeks refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 They will drink their fill from the abundance of Your house,
and You will cause them to drink from the river of Your pleasures.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 For with You is the fountain of life;
in Your light we see light.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
and Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 Do not let the foot of the arrogant come against me,
and do not let the hand of the wicked cause me to wander.
12There the workers of iniquity have fallen;
they are cast down and not able to rise.