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Psalm 36 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:1 - To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD.
Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in his heart;[fn]
there is no fear of God
before his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:2 - For he flatters himself in his own eyes
that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:3 - The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;
he has ceased to act wisely and do good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:4 - He plots trouble while on his bed;
he sets himself in a way that is not good;
he does not reject evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:5 - Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:6 - Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:7 - How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:8 - They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:9 - For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:10 - Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:11 - Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:12 - There the evildoers lie fallen;
they are thrust down, unable to rise.
ESV Footnotes
Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Jerome (compare Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts in my heart

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