Psalms 36
Wicked Men and a Good God
For the director of music. Of David, the servant of the Lord.
1Sin speaks to the wicked man in his heart.
He has no fear of or respect for God.
2He thinks too much of himself.
He doesn’t see his sin and hate it.
3His words are wicked lies.
He is no longer wise or good.
4At night he makes evil plans.
What he does leads to nothing good.
He doesn’t refuse things that are evil.
5Lord, your love reaches to the heavens.
Your loyalty goes to the skies.
6Your goodness is as high as the mountains.
Your justice is as deep as the great ocean.
Lord, you protect both men and animals.
7God, your love is so precious!
You protect people as a bird protects her young under her wings.
8They eat the rich food in your house.
You let them drink from your river of pleasure.
9You are the giver of life.
Your light lets us enjoy life.
10Continue to love those who know you.
And continue to do good to those who are good.
11Don’t let proud people attack me.
Don’t let the wicked force me away.
12Those who do evil have been defeated.
They are overwhelmed; they cannot do evil any longer.
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