Human Wickedness and God’s Love
For the choir director. Of David, the Lord’s servant.
1An oracle within my heart
concerning the transgression of the wicked person:
Dread of God has no effect on him.#36:1 Lit There is no dread of God in front of his eyes#Rm 3:18
2For with his flattering opinion of himself,
he does not discover and hate his iniquity.#Dt 29:19; Ps 10:3; 49:18
3The words from his mouth are malicious and deceptive;#Ps 10:7
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.#Jr 4:22
4Even on his bed he makes malicious plans.#Pr 4:16
He sets himself on a path that is not good,
and he does not reject evil.#Ps 10:7; Is 65:2
5 Lord, your faithful love reaches to heaven,
your faithfulness to the clouds.#Ps 57:10; 103:11; 108:4
6Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your judgments like the deepest sea.#Ps 71:19
Lord, you preserve people and animals.#Ps 104:14-15
7How priceless your faithful love is, God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.#Ru 2:12; Ps 17:8; 57:1; 91:4
8They are filled from the abundance of your house.
You let them drink from your refreshing stream.#Ps 46:4; 65:4; Jr 31:12-14
9For the wellspring of life is with you.#Jn 4:10,14
By means of your light we see light.#Jn 1:9; Ac 26:18
10Spread your faithful love over those who know you,
and your righteousness over the upright in heart.#Pr 11:6; Jr 22:16
11Do not let the foot of the arrogant come near me
or the hand of the wicked drive me away.#Ps 38:16; 119:122
12There! The evildoers have fallen.
They have been thrown down and cannot rise.#Ps 1:5; 140:10; Is 26:14