King James Version

Psalm 36

1The 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, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he 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.

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied 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 life: in thy light shall we see light.

10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 36

Psalm 36

For the director of music. A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord.

I have a message from God in my heart.
    It is about the evil ways of anyone who sins.
    They don’t have any respect for God.
They praise themselves so much
    that they can’t see their sin or hate it.
Their mouths speak words that are evil and false.
    They do not act wisely or do what is good.
Even as they lie in bed they make evil plans.
    They commit themselves to a sinful way of life.
    They never say no to what is wrong.

Lord, your love is as high as the heavens.
    Your faithful love reaches up to the skies.
Your holiness is as great as the height of the highest mountains.
    You are as honest as the oceans are deep.
Lord, you keep people and animals safe.
    How priceless your faithful love is!
    People find safety in the shadow of your wings.
They eat well because there is more than enough in your house.
    You let them drink from your river that flows with good things.
You have the fountain of life.
    We are filled with light because you give us light.

10 Keep on loving those who know you.
    Keep on doing right to those whose hearts are honest.
11 Don’t let the feet of those who are proud step on me.
    Don’t let the hands of those who are evil drive me away.
12 See how those who do evil have fallen!
    They are thrown down and can’t get up.