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
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.