Psalm 36 of David the Shepherd King

The 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.

O continue thy lovingkindness 

unto them that know thee; 

and thy righteousness 

to the upright in heart.

Let not the foot of pride 

come against me, 

and let not the hand of 

the wicked remove me.

There are the workers 

of iniquity fallen: 

they are cast down, 

and shall not be able to rise.

Please share your reflections on this psalm with me.  Thanks! — Bob Wilhelm

© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2018