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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
XXXVI
 
Wickedness of Men and Lovingkindness of God
 
 
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of Jehovah.
 
 
[1]  THE 1 TRANSGRESSION of the wicked saith 2 within my heart,
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
[2]  For he 3 flattereth himself in his own eyes,
That 4 his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
[3]  The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:
He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.
[4]  He deviseth iniquity upon his bed;
He setteth himself in a way that is not good;
He abhorreth not evil.
 
[5]  Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, is in the heavens;
Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.
[6]  Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Thy judgments are a great deep:
O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.
[7]  How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.
[8]  They shall be abundantly 5 satisfied with the fatness of thy house;
And thou wilt 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 lovingkindness 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 drive me away.
[12]  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]
 

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