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The Blessing of the Wise

36 A poetic song, by King David, the servant of the Lord
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.
See how they flatter themselves,
unable to detect and detest their sins.
They are crooked and conceited,
convinced they can get away with anything.
Their wicked words are nothing but lies.
Wisdom is far from them.
Goodness is both forgotten and forsaken.

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  1. Psalm 36:1 Or “The heart of the wicked is rebellious to the core.”