Psalms - Chapter 5

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.   1

Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.   2

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.   3

You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.   4

The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.   5

You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.   6

But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.   7

Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies, make straight your way before me.   8

Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit.   9

Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.   10

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.   11

For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.   12





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