Description of the wicked (Ps 36:1-36:4)

To the choirmaster leader, a psalm of David, the servant of Yahweh

Transgression speaks to the wicked.

Deep in their hearts

There is no fear of God.

Before their eyes,

They flatter themselves in their own eyes.

They believe that their iniquity cannot be found out.

Therefore it cannot be hated.

The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit.

They have ceased to act wisely.

They have ceased to do good.

They plot mischief while on their beds.

They are set on a way that is not good.

They do not reject evil.”

In this Psalm 36, the title indicates that there was a choir leader. This psalm of David, called him the servant of Yahweh. There is a description of the wicked. Most of all they do not fear God. They are flatterers, mischievous, and deceitful. They think that no one knows what they are doing. They were always plotting mischief, even while in bed. Therefore they were not good and wise, but rather evil in their ways. They are on an evil path, not a good path.

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