New American Standard Bible

Psalm 36

Wickedness of Men and Lovingkindness of God.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.

1Transgression speaks to the ungodly within [a]his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
For [b]it flatters him in his own eyes
Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to [c]be wise and to do good.
He plans wickedness upon his bed;
He sets himself on a path that is not good;
He does not despise evil.

Your lovingkindness, O Lord, [d]extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the [e]mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep.
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They drink their fill of the [f]abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.

10 O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come upon me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 There the doers of iniquity have fallen;
They have been thrust down and cannot rise.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 36:1 Another reading is my heart
  2. Psalm 36:2 Or he flatters himself
  3. Psalm 36:3 Or understand to do good
  4. Psalm 36:5 Lit is in
  5. Psalm 36:6 Or mighty mountains
  6. Psalm 36:8 Lit fatness

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.