| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Wickedness of Men and Lovingkindness of God|
|For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of Jehovah.|
| ||THE 1 TRANSGRESSION of the wicked saith 2 within my heart,|
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
| ||For he 3 flattereth himself in his own eyes,|
That 4 his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
| ||The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:|
He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.
| ||He deviseth iniquity upon his bed;|
He setteth himself in a way that is not good;
He abhorreth not evil.
| ||Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, is in the heavens;|
Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.
| ||Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God;|
Thy judgments are a great deep:
O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.
| ||How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God!|
And the children of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.
| ||They shall be abundantly 5 satisfied with the fatness of thy house;|
And thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
| ||For with thee is the fountain of life:|
In thy light shall we see light.
| ||Oh continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee,|
And thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
| ||Let not the foot of pride come against me,|
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
| ||There are the workers of iniquity fallen:|
They are thrust down, and shall not be able to rise.
|Note 1. Or, Transgression saith to the wicked. [back]|
|Note 2. Or, uttereth its oracle. [back]|
|Note 3. Or, it (or, he) flattereth him in his eyes. [back]|
|Note 4. Or, Until his iniquity be found and be hated.Heb. Concerning the finding out of his iniquity and hating it. [back]|
|Note 5. Heb. watered. [back]|