Psalms, Chapter 36
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36:1 (To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David the servant of
the LORD.) The transgression of the wicked saith a
within my heart, [that there is] no fear of God before his
(a) I see evidently by his deeds, that sin pushes forward
the reprobate from wickedness to wickedness, even
though he goes about to cover his impiety.
36:2 For he b flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his
iniquity be found to be hateful.
(b) Though all others detest his vile sin, yet he himself
sees it not.
36:3 The words of his mouth [are] iniquity and c deceit: he
hath left off to be wise, [and] to do good.
(c) The reprobates mock wholesome doctrine, and put no
difference between good and evil.
36:4 He d deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself
in a way [that is] not good; he abhorreth not evil.
(d) By describing at large the nature of the reprobate, he
admonishes the godly to beware of these vices.
36:5 Thy e mercy, O LORD, [is] in the heavens; [and] thy
faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.
(e) Though wickedness seems to overflow all the world, yet
by your heavenly providence you govern heaven and
36:6 Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy
judgments [are] a great f deep: O LORD, thou preservest
man and beast.
(f) The depth of your providence governs all things, and
disposes them, even though the wicked seem to overwhelm
36:8 They shall be abundantly g satisfied with the fatness of
thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of
(g) Only God's children have enough of all things both
concerning this life and the life to come.
36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that h know
thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
(h) He shows who God's children are, that is, they who
know him, and live their lives uprightly.
36:11 Let not the i foot of pride come against me, and let not
the hand of the wicked remove me.
(i) Let not the proud advance himself against me, or the
power of the wicked drive me away.
36:12 k There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are
cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
(k) That is, in their pride in which they flatter
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