The Passion Translation
The Blessing of the Wise
36 A poetic song, by King David, the servant of the Lord
1 The rebellion of sin speaks as an oracle of God,
speaking deeply to the conscience of wicked men.[a]
Yet they are still eager to sin,
for the fear of God is not before their eyes.
2 See how they flatter themselves,
unable to detect and detest their sins.
They are crooked and conceited,
convinced they can get away with anything.
3 Their wicked words are nothing but lies.
Wisdom is far from them.
Goodness is both forgotten and forsaken.
- Psalm 36:1 Or “The heart of the wicked is rebellious to the core.”