¶ To the Chanter, of David the servant of the LORDMy heart sheweth me the wickedness of the ungodly, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he dissembleth before his face, so long till his abominable sin be found out. The words of his mouth are unrighteousness and deceit, he will not be learned to do good. He imagineth mischief upon his bed, he will come in no good way, nor refuse the thing that is evil.
¶ Thy mercy, O LORD, reacheth unto the heaven, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds. Thy righteousness stondeth like the strong mountains, and thy judgment like the great deep. Thou LORD preservest both men and beasts. How precious is thy mercy, O God, that the children of men may put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house, and thou shalt give them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For by thee is the well of life, and in thy light, shall we see light. O spread forth thy loving kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart. O let not the foot of pride overtake me, O let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down. As for wicked doers, they fall, they are cast down, and are not able to stond.