1 Wickedness saith to the wicked man, even in mine

heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, while

his iniquity is found worthy to be hated.

3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:

he hath left off to understand and to do good.

4 He imagineth mischief upon his bed: he setteth

himself upon a way, that is not good, and doth not

abhor evil.

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens,

and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains:

thy judgments are like a great deep: thou Lord, dost

save man and beast.

7 How excellent is thy mercy, O God! therefore the

children of men trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They shall be satisfied with the fatness of

thine house, and thou shalt give them drink out of

the river of thy pleasures.

9 For with thee is the well of life, and in thy light

shall we see light.

10 Extend thy loving-kindness unto them that

know thee, and thy righteousness unto them that

are upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and

let not the hand of the wicked men move me.

12 There they are fallen that work iniquity: they

are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

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