Psalms 5

1

TO THE CHOIRMASTER: FOR THE FLUTES. A PSALM OF DAVID. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.

2

Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.

3

O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

4

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.

5

The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

6

You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

7

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

8

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

9

For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

10

Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

11

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

12

For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.