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Human Wickedness and Divine Goodness
To the leader. Of David, the servant of the Lord.
Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in their hearts;
there is no fear of God
before their eyes.
Ps 36:1-12. On servant of the Lord, see on Ps 18:1, title. The wickedness of man contrasted with the excellency of God's perfections and dispensations; and the benefit of the latter sought, and the evils of the former deprecated.
1. The general sense of this difficult verse is, "that the wicked have no fear of God." The first clause may be rendered, "Saith transgression in my heart, in respect to the wicked, there is no fear," &c., that is, such is my reflection on men's transgressions.