Psalms 36

1For the leader. Of the servant of the Lord, of David. Sin whispers within the heart of the wicked, who have no dread of God before their eyes. 2It flatters them in their eyes that their sin will not be found out. 3First, their speech becomes wicked and false, they give up acting wisely and well. 4Then they plot deliberate wrong, take their stand on the wicked way, without the least shrinking from evil. 5Your love, O Lord, touches the heavens, your faithfulness reaches the clouds. 6Your justice is like the great mountains, your judgements are like the broad sea. Lord, you save people and animals. 7How precious your love, O God! All may seek shelter in the shadow of your wings. 8They feast on the fat of your house, they drink of your brook of delights. 9For with you is the fountain of life, in the light that is yours we see light. 10O continue your grace to the faithful, your love to the upright in heart. 11Let no arrogant foot tread upon me, no wicked hand drive me to exile. 12There the workers of wrong lie prostrate, thrust down to rise up no more.