1To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the Lord. Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. (Ps 18:1; Ro 3:18)2For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. (De 29:19; Ps 10:3; Ps 49:18)3The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. (Ps 12:2; Jer 4:22)4He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil. (Ps 10:7; Ps 97:10; Pr 4:16; Isa 65:2; Mic 2:1)5Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord. (Ne 9:6; Ps 71:19; Ps 92:5; Ps 104:14; Ps 145:9; Ps 145:15; Ro 11:33)7How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Ru 2:12; Ps 31:19)8They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. (Ps 16:11; Ps 23:5; Ps 27:4; Ps 46:4; Ps 65:4; Isa 25:6; Jer 31:12; Re 22:1)9For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. (Jer 2:13; Joh 1:9; Joh 4:10; Joh 4:14; Joh 5:26; Ac 26:18; 1Pe 2:9)10Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart! (Ps 7:10; Ps 79:6; Jer 22:16; Ga 4:9)11Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.12There the evildoers lie fallen; they are thrust down, unable to rise. (Ps 1:5; Ps 94:4)
New International Version
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord.
1I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.2In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.3The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.4Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.5Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.6Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.7How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.8They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.9For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.10Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.11May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.12See how the evildoers lie fallen— thrown down, not able to rise!
King James Version
1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.2For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.3The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.4He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.5Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.6Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.7How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.9For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.10O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.11Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.12There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
New Int. Readers Version
1Here are the words God has given me to say about the evil ways of anyone who sins. He doesn't have any respect for God.2He praises himself so much that he can't see his sin or hate it.3His mouth speaks words that are evil and false. He has stopped being wise. He has stopped doing good.4Even as he lies in bed he makes evil plans. He commits himself to a sinful way of life. He never says no to what is wrong.5Lord, your love is as high as the heavens. Your faithful love reaches up to the skies.6You are as holy as the mountains are high. You are as honest as the oceans are deep. Lord, you keep people and animals safe.7How priceless your faithful love is! Important and ordinary people alike find safety in the shadow of your wings.8They eat well because there is more than enough in your house. You let them drink from your river that flows with good things.9You have the fountain of life. We are filled with light because you give us light.10Keep on loving those who know you. Keep on doing right to those whose hearts are honest.11Don't let the feet of those who are proud step on me. Don't let the hands of those who are evil drive me away.12See how those who do evil have fallen! They are thrown down. They aren't able to get up.