Psalm 5  

 

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To the chief Musician, upon Nehiloth: A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord, 

Consider my meditation. 

Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God:

For unto thee will I pray.                         

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord;

In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:

Neither shall evil dwell with thee.                   

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:      

thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing:

The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of

thy mercy:

And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;

Make thy way straight before my face.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;

Their inward part is very wickedness;

Their throat is an open sepulchre;

They flatter with their tongue. 

Destroy thou them, O God;

Let them fall by their own counsels;

Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions;

For they have rebelled against thee.

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:

Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:

Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous;

With favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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