To the Chief Musician. +[A Psalm+] of David the servant of the Lord.
1 TRANSGRESSION [like an oracle] speaks to the wicked deep in his heart. There is no fear or dread of God before his eyes. [Rom. 3:18.]
2 For he flatters and deceives himself in his own eyes that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
3 The words of his mouth are wrong and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 He plans wrongdoing on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject or despise evil.
5 Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, Your judgments are like the great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
7 How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
8 They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.
9 For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light. [John 4:10, 14.]
10 O continue Your loving-kindness to those who know You, Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride overtake me, and let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 There the workers of iniquity fall and lie prostrate; they are thrust down and shall not be able to rise.