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Psalm 36 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Human Wickedness and God’s Love

For the choir director. Of David, the LORD’s servant.

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An oracle within my heart

concerning the transgression of the wicked person:

Dread of God has no effect on him.[fn]

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For with his flattering opinion of himself,

he does not discover and hate his iniquity.

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The words from his mouth are malicious and deceptive;

he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

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Even on his bed he makes malicious plans.

He sets himself on a path that is not good,

and he does not reject evil.

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LORD, your faithful love reaches to heaven,

your faithfulness to the clouds.

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Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,

your judgments like the deepest sea.

LORD, you preserve people and animals.

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How priceless your faithful love is, God!

People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

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They are filled from the abundance of your house.

You let them drink from your refreshing stream.

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For the wellspring of life is with you.

By means of your light we see light.

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Spread your faithful love over those who know you,

and your righteousness over the upright in heart.

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Do not let the foot of the arrogant come near me

or the hand of the wicked drive me away.

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There! The evildoers have fallen.

They have been thrown down and cannot rise.

CSB Footnotes
Lit There is no dread of God in front of his eyes

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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