1 «To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David the servant of the LORD.» The transgression of the wicked saithI see evidently by his deeds, that sin pushes forward the reprobate from wickedness to wickedness, even though he goes about to cover his impiety.within my heart, [that there is] no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For heThough all others detest his vile sin, yet he himself sees it not.flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
3 The words of his mouth [are] iniquity andThe reprobates mock wholesome doctrine, and put no difference between good and evil.deceit: he hath left off to be wise, [and] to do good.
4 HeBy describing at large the nature of the reprobate, he admonishes the godly to beware of these vices.deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way [that is] not good; he abhorreth not evil.
5 ThyThough wickedness seems to overflow all the world, yet by your heavenly providence you govern heaven and earth.mercy, O LORD, [is] in the heavens; [and] thy faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy judgments [are] a greatThe depth of your providence governs all things, and disposes them, even though the wicked seem to overwhelm the world.deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is thy mercy, O God! therefore the children of men trust vnder the shadowe of thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantlyOnly God's children have enough of all things both concerning this life and the life to come.satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For with thee is the well of life, and in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them thatHe shows who God's children are, that is, they who know him, and live their lives uprightly.know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not theLet not the proud advance himself against me, or the power of the wicked drive me away.foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
12 That is, in their pride in which they flatter themselves.There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.