Chapter 36

Estate of the wicked -- Excellency of God's mercy. (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.)

1)The wicked, who live in transgression, saith in their hearts, There is no condemnation; for there is no fear of God before their eyes.

2)For they flatter themselves in their own eyes, until their iniquities are found to be hateful.

3)The words of their mouth are full of iniquity and deceit. The wicked man hath left off to be wise, and to do good;

4)He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good.

5)O Lord, thou art in the heavens; they are full of thy mercy. And the thoughts of a righteous man ascendeth up unto thee whose throne is far above the clouds.

6)He is filled with thy righteousness like the great mountains, and with thy judgments like a great deep. O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

7)How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8)They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

9)For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light shall we see light.

10)Oh continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

11)Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

12)They are the workers of iniquity and shall fall; they shall be cast down, and shall not be able to rise.