1 Sin whispers to the wicked, in the depths of their heart; ♦
there is no fear of God before their eyes.
2 They flatter themselves in their own eyes ♦
that their abominable sin will not be found out.
3 The words of their mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit; ♦
they have ceased to act wisely and to do good.
4 They think out mischief upon their beds
and have set themselves in no good way; ♦
nor do they abhor that which is evil.
5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens ♦
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness stands like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; ♦
you, Lord, shall save both man and beast.
7 How precious is your loving mercy, O God! ♦
All mortal flesh shall take refuge
under the shadow of your wings.
8 They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house; ♦
they shall drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the well of life ♦
and in your light shall we see light.
10 O continue your loving-kindness to those who know you ♦
and your righteousness to those who are true of heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, ♦
nor the hand of the ungodly thrust me away.
12 There are they fallen, all who work wickedness. ♦
They are cast down and shall not be able to stand.