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Psalm 36:1–12

An * oracle within my heart

concerning the transgression of the wicked person:

There is no dread of God before his eyes, k

for in his own eyes he flatters himself too much

to discover and hate his sin. l

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive; m

he has stopped acting wisely and doing good. n

Even on his bed he makes malicious plans. o

He sets himself on a path that is not good

and does not reject evil. p

Lord, Your faithful love reaches to heaven,

Your faithfulness to the clouds. q

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains;

Your judgments, like the deepest sea. r

Lord, You preserve man and beast. s

God, Your faithful love is so valuable

that * people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. t

They are filled from the abundance of Your house;

You let them drink from Your refreshing stream, u

for with You is life’s fountain. v

In Your light we will see light. w

10 Spread Your faithful love over those who know You,

and Your righteousness over the upright in heart. x

11 Do not let the foot of the arrogant man come near me

or the hand of the wicked one drive me away. y

12 There the evildoers fall;

they have been thrown down and cannot rise. z

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