To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the Servant of the Lord.
aThere is no fear of God before his eyes.
When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates.
bHe has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 cHe devises wickedness on his bed;
He sets himself din a way that is not good;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the 2great mountains;
fYour judgments are a great deep;
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
Therefore the children of men gput their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
8 hThey are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from ithe river of Your pleasures.
9 jFor with You is the fountain of life;
kIn Your light we see light.
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
They have been cast down and are not able to rise.
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