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Psalm 36

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David
the servant of the LORD
.

King James Version
1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.1

References and notes

1.  King James Authorized Version
2. John Gill's Exposition of the Bible - http://www.ewordtoday.com/comments/psalm/gill/psalm36.htm
3. SDA Bible Commentary Vol. 3 pg. 717
 

 

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Inscription and Authorship

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The Syriac and Arabic versions in their titles suggest that this psalm was written when David was persecuted by Saul, and which is the sense of some interpreters; but R. Obadiah thinks Ahithophel is designed by the wicked man in it; and so it was penned on account of Absalom's rebellion.2
 

 

 

Overview of Psalm 36

In Psalm 36 the psalmist celebrates the loving-kindness of God against a background of the depravity of the wicked. Verses 1-4 are a general description of human wickedness; vs. 5-9 give expression to the beauty of the attributes of God; and vs. 10-12 constitute a prayer of faith that God will reveal His goodness to all the upright in heart. The language of the psalm is extraordinarily beautiful.3
 

 

Psalms Song Category

The Psalms Song Category is a great starting point for searching the songs which make up this music category. The song category page contains Daily Scriptures and easy links to song previews and song pages. The song pages include interesting background information and commentary about the songs and the Bible author. Sometimes there are links to related web pages including Bible Quotes, Sermons, Music samples, and Bible Puzzles.
 




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