For the choir director. A psalm of David, the Lord’s servant.
1 An * oracle within my heart
concerning the transgression of the wicked person:
There is no dread of God before his eyes, k
to discover and hate his sin. l
3 The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive; m
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good. n
4 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
Your faithfulness to the clouds. q
Your judgments, like the deepest sea. r
Lord, You preserve man and beast. s
You let them drink from Your refreshing stream, u
9 for with You is life’s fountain. v
In Your light we will see light. w
and Your righteousness over the upright in heart. x
or the hand of the wicked one drive me away. y
they have been thrown down and cannot rise. z
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