Psalms 36


לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְעֶבֶד־יְהוָה לְדָוִד׃   36:1

Psal. 36:1   For the leader, of the servant of the Lord’s, of David’s:

נְאֻם־פֶּשַׁע לָרָשָׁע בְּקֶרֶב לִבִּי אֵין־פַּחַד אֱלֹהִים לְנֶגֶד עֵינָיו׃   36:2

Psal. 36:2   A declaration of rebellion for a wicked one:

                               “Within my heart there is no dread of God before His ‘eyes.’”

כִּי־הֶחֱלִיק אֵלָיו בְּעֵינָיו לִמְצֹא עֲוֺנוֹ לִשְׂנֹא׃   36:3

Psal. 36:3   For it is flattering to him in his eyes

                               to find his iniquity being hated.

דִּבְרֵי־פִיו אָוֶן וּמִרְמָה חָדַל לְהַשְׂכִּיל לְהֵיטִיב׃   36:4

Psal. 36:4   The words of his mouth are of wickedness and treachery;

                               he has stopped having comprehension to do good.

אָוֶן יַחְשֹׁב עַל־מִשְׁכָּבוֹ יִתְיַצֵּב עַל־דֶּרֶךְ לֹא־טוֹב רָע לֹא יִמְאָס׃   36:5

Psal. 36:5   He will plan wickedness upon his bed;

                               he will set himself on a path of no good;

                      evil he will not despise.

יְהוָה בְּהַשָּׁמַיִם חַסְדֶּךָ אֱמוּנָתְךָ עַד־שְׁחָקִים׃   36:6

Psal. 36:6   Lord, Your loving kindness is into the heavens;

                               Your faithfulness is up to the high clouds.

צִדְקָתְךָ כְּהַרְרֵי־אֵל מִשְׁפָּטֶךָ תְּהֹום רַבָּה אָדָם־וּבְהֵמָה תֹּושִׁיעַ יְהוָה׃   36:7

Psal. 36:7   Your righteousness is like the mountains of power;

                               Your judgments, the abundant deep;

                      You will deliver human and beast, Lord.

מַה־יָּקָר חַסְדְּךָ אֱלֹהִים וּבְנֵי אָדָם בְּצֵל כְּנָפֶיךָ יֶחֱסָיוּן׃   36:8

Psal. 36:8   How precious is Your loving kindness, O God,

                                that the children of humanity can find refuge in the shadow of Your wings!

יִרְוְיֻן מִדֶּשֶׁן בֵּיתֶךָ וְנַחַל עֲדָנֶיךָ תַשְׁקֵם׃   36:9

Psal. 36:9   They will be satiated from the fatness of Your house,

                                and You will give them the river of Your delights to drink.

כִּי־עִמְּךָ מְקוֹר חַיִּים בְּאוֹרְךָ נִרְאֶה־אוֹר׃   36:10

Psal. 36:10   For the fountain of life is with You;

                                in Your light can we see light.

מְשֹׁךְ חַסְדְּךָ לְיֹדְעֶיךָ וְצִדְקָתְךָ לְיִשְׁרֵי־לֵב׃   36:11

Psal. 36:11   Continue Your loving kindness to those knowing You,

                                and Your righteousness to the upright of heart.

אַל־תְּבוֹאֵנִי רֶגֶל גַּאֲוָה וְיַד־רְשָׁעִים אַל־תְּנִדֵנִי׃   36:12

Psal. 36:12   Let not the foot of pride come upon me,

                                or the hand of wickedness make me wander.

I believe that David is asking in this verse that he not be under the foot of a proud evil doer or be misled by a beckoning hand of wickedness.

שָׁם נָפְלוּ פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן דֹּחוּ וְלֹא־יָכְלוּ קוּם׃   36:13

Psal. 36:13   There the workers of iniquity fall.

                               They are thrust down and are not capable of rising.


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