Psalms Chapter 5 |
1 For the leader; on nehiloth. A psalm of David.
2Give ear to my speech, O Lord;
consider my utterance.
3Heed the sound of my cry,
my king and God,
for I pray to You.
4Hear my voice, O Lord, at daybreak;
at daybreak I plead before You, and wait.
5For You are not a God who desires wickedness;
evil cannot abide with You;
6wanton men cannot endure in Your sight.
You detest all evildoers;
7You doom those who speak lies;
murderous, deceitful men the Lord abhors.
8But I, through Your abundant love, enter Your house;
I bow down in awe at Your holy temple.
9O Lord, lead me along Your righteous [path]
because of my watchful foes;
make Your way straight before me.
10For there is no sincerity on their lips;
their heart is [filled with] malice;
their throat is an open grave;
their tongue slippery.
11Condemn them, O God;
let them fall by their own devices;
cast them out for their many crimes,
for they defy You.
12But let all who take refuge in You rejoice,
ever jubilant as You shelter them;
and let those who love Your name exult in You.
13For You surely bless the righteous man, O Lord,
encompassing him with favor like a shield.