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Human Wickedness and Divine Goodness

To the leader. Of David, the servant of the Lord.

1Transgression speaks to the wicked

deep in their hearts;

there is no fear of God

before their eyes.

2For they flatter themselves in their own eyes

that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

3The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit;

they have ceased to act wisely and do good.

4They plot mischief while on their beds;

they are set on a way that is not good;

they do not reject evil.

5Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,

your faithfulness to the clouds.

6Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,

your judgments are like the great deep;

you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.

7How precious is your steadfast love, O God!

All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

8They feast on the abundance of your house,

and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

9For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light.

10O continue your steadfast love to those who know you,

and your salvation to the upright of heart!

11Do not let the foot of the arrogant tread on me,

or the hand of the wicked drive me away.

12There the evildoers lie prostrate;

they are thrust down, unable to rise.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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