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Psalm 36 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:1 - [fn]For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:[fn] There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:2 - In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:3 - The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:4 - Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:5 - Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:6 - Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:7 - How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:8 - They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:9 - For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:10 - Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:11 - May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:12 - See how the evildoers lie fallen— thrown down, not able to rise!
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 36:1-12 is numbered 36:2-13.
Or A message from God: The transgression of the wicked / resides in their hearts.

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