New International Version

Psalm 36

Psalm 36[a]

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord.

I have a message from God in my heart
    concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:[b]
There is no fear of God
    before their eyes.

In their own eyes they flatter themselves
    too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
    they fail to act wisely or do good.
Even on their beds they plot evil;
    they commit themselves to a sinful course
    and do not reject what is wrong.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.

10 Continue your love to those who know you,
    your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me,
    nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen—
    thrown down, not able to rise!

  1. Psalm 36:1 In Hebrew texts 36:1-12 is numbered 36:2-13.
  2. Psalm 36:1 Or A message from God: The transgression of the wicked / resides in their hearts.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 36

人的邪恶与上帝的美善

耶和华的仆人大卫的诗,交给乐长。

1罪恶在恶人内心深处说话,
他们眼中毫无对上帝的畏惧。
他们自以为是,浑然不知自己的罪,
也不憎恶自己的罪。
他们满口恶言谎话,
毫无智慧和善行。
他们躺在床上盘算作恶,
执意走罪恶的道路,
无恶不作。
耶和华啊,你的慈爱广及诸天,
你的信实高达穹苍。
你的公义稳如高山,
你的判断深不可测。
耶和华啊,你保护人类,
也保护牲畜。
上帝啊,
你的慈爱无比宝贵!
世人都在你的翅膀下寻求荫庇。
你让他们饱享你殿里的美食,
畅饮你乐河中的水。
因为你是生命的泉源,
在你的光中我们得见光明。

10 求你常施慈爱给认识你的人,
以公义恩待心地正直的人。
11 别让骄傲人的脚践踏我,
别让凶恶人的手驱赶我。
12 看啊!恶人已经摔倒在地,
再也爬不起来。