Psalm 36
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 eyes36:1 Rm 3:18
2For with his flattering opinion of himself,
he does not discover and hate his iniquity.36:2 Dt 29:19; Ps 10:3; 49:18
3The words from his mouth are malicious and deceptive;36:3 Ps 10:7
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.36:3 Jr 4:22
4Even on his bed he makes malicious plans.36:4 Pr 4:16
He sets himself on a path that is not good,
and he does not reject evil.36:4 Ps 10:7; Is 65:2

5 Lord, your faithful love reaches to heaven,
your faithfulness to the clouds.36:5 Ps 57:10; 103:11; 108:4
6Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your judgments like the deepest sea.36:6 Ps 71:19
Lord, you preserve people and animals.36:6 Ps 104:14–15
7How priceless your faithful love is, God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.36:7 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.36:8 Ps 46:4; 65:4; Jr 31:12–14
9For the wellspring of life is with you.36:9 Jn 4:10,14
By means of your light we see light.36:9 Jn 1:9; Ac 26:18

10Spread your faithful love over those who know you,
and your righteousness over the upright in heart.36:10 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.36:11 Ps 38:16; 119:122
12There! The evildoers have fallen.
They have been thrown down and cannot rise.36:12 Ps 1:5; 140:10; Is 26:14