Psalm 36

The Lord's servant, David, wrote this song for the music leader.

A message from God

1 A wicked person turns against God completely.

He does not respect God.

2 He is too proud to think about his sin,

so he does not hate it.

3 He speaks wicked things to deceive people.

He does nothing that is wise or good.

4 While he lies on his bed at night,

he thinks about bad things that he can do.

He lives only to do things that are not good.

He does not turn away from evil things.

5 Lord your special love reaches as high as the sky.

People can trust you beyond the clouds.

6 Your justice is like the strongest mountains.

You always do what is right,

more than the seas are deep.

36:6The sky, the clouds, the mountains and the seas are all bigger than we can understand. But God is much greater than all these things that he has made. When we see the sky, we must remember his kind love. We also know that he will always keep his promises. He always does what is right and he judges everyone in a fair way.

You take care of people and animals

to keep them safe.

7 God, your special love has great value!

You keep all humans safe,

like birds protect their babies under their wings.

8 You have plenty of food in your house

to give them all that they need.

You give them water from your river,

that makes them happy when they drink it.

9 Yes, you are the one who gives us light and life.

10 Continue to love those who serve you as your people.

Let those who are good and honest receive your justice.

11 Do not let proud people hurt me.

Do not let evil people chase me away from home.

12 Now I see that those wicked people have fallen down!

They are lying there on the ground,

and they cannot get up again!