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Ps 36:1-12

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36

For the choir director: A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord.

1Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts.*36:1 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac version, which read in his heart. Masoretic Text reads in my heart. 

They have no fear of God at all.

2In their blind conceit,

they cannot see how wicked they really are.

3Everything they say is crooked and deceitful.

They refuse to act wisely or do good.

4They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots.

Their actions are never good.

They make no attempt to turn from evil.

5Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;

your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.

6Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,

your justice like the ocean depths.

You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.

7How precious is your unfailing love, O God!

All humanity finds shelter

in the shadow of your wings.

8You feed them from the abundance of your own house,

letting them drink from your river of delights.

9For you are the fountain of life,

the light by which we see.

10Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you;

give justice to those with honest hearts.

11Don’t let the proud trample me

or the wicked push me around.

12Look! Those who do evil have fallen!

They are thrown down, never to rise again.