Our Psalm this Sunday at Providence is Psalm 36.
Here is John Barach’s translation:
For the director.
By the servant of Yahweh.
An oracle of the rebellion of a wicked man is within my heart:
There is no fear of God before his eyes,
Because he flatters himself in his own eyes
With regard to finding his liability and hating it.
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;
He has ceased to act wisely, to do good.
Trouble he plots on his bed;
He sets himself upon a path that is not good;
Evil he does not reject.
Yahweh, in the heavens is your loyalty,
Your trustworthiness is up to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of the Mighty One;
Your judgments are a great deep.
Man and cattle you save, Yahweh.
How precious is your loyalty, God.
And the sons of man
In the shadow of your wings they take refuge.
They drink their fill of the fat of your house;
And the river of your pleasures you give them to drink,
Because with you is a fountain of life;
In your light we see light.
Extend your loyalty to those who know you;
And your righteousness to the upright of heart.
Let not the foot of pride come to me;
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
There they have fallen the troublemakers!
They are struck down and cannot rise.