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Psalm 36 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Wickedness of Humanity and Goodness of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.
[fn]Wrongdoing speaks to the ungodly within [fn]his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:2 - For it flatters him in his own eyes
Concerning the discovery of his wrongful deed and the hatred of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:3 - The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to [fn]be wise and to do good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:4 - He plans wickedness on his bed;
He sets himself on a path that is not good;
He does not reject evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:5 - Your mercy, LORD, [fn]extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:6 - Your righteousness is like the [fn]mountains of God;
Your judgments are like the great deep.
LORD, You [fn]protect mankind and animals.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:7 - How precious is Your mercy, God!
And the sons of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:8 - They drink their fill of the [fn]abundance of Your house;
And You allow them to drink from the river of Your delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:9 - For the fountain of life is with You;
In Your light we see light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:10 - Prolong Your mercy to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:11 - May the foot of pride not come upon me,
And may the hand of the wicked not drive me away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:12 - Those who do injustice have fallen there;
They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Rebellion
Another reading is my heart
Or understand to do good
Lit is in
Or mighty mountains
Or help
Lit fatness

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