The falsehood and mischievous devices of the wicked: the excellency of the divine mercy, righteousness, truth, and lovingkindness. David prayeth God to continue his favour to the good, and to baffle the designs of the wicked.
0 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David 1the servant of the Lord.
1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, 1that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For 1he flattereth himself in his own eyes, auntil his iniquity be found to be hateful.
3 The 1words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he 2hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
4 He 1deviseth amischief upon his bed; he setteth himself 2in a way that is not good; 3he abhorreth not evil.
5 Thy 1mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy 1righteousness is like athe great mountains; thy 2judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou 3preservest man and beast.
7 How aexcellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men 1put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They 1shall be abundantly asatisfied with the fatness of 2thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For 1with thee is the fountain of life: 2in thy light shall we see light.
10 O acontinue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let 1not the foot of pride come against me, and 2let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
12 There are 1the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.