THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 36 ©
David, being much troubled at the abominable impiety of the wicked, does so much the more admire the bottomless wisdom, justice and kindness of the LORD, Who, keeping all creatures in good order, in the midst of such a confusion, manifests Himself a most gracious Savior of His church, for whose (as also his own) preservation, David petitions God, and foretells the fall of the wicked.
To the 1chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.
THE2 transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, 3until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
The words of his mouth are 4iniquity and deceit: 5he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Thya mercy, 6O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness is like the great 7mountains; thy judgments are a great 8deep: O LORD, thou preservest 9man and beast.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the 10shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly 11satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
For with thee is the fountain of 12life: in 13thy light shall we see light.
O 14continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy 15righteousness to the upright in heart.
Let not the foot of 16pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked 17remove me.
18There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.