Psalm 5

1 A melody of David.
Listen to my words, O Jehovah; Be attentive to my sighing.

2 Pay attention to my cry for help, O my King and my God, because to you I pray.

3 O Jehovah, you will hear my voice in the morning; In the morning I will express my concern to you and wait expectantly.

4 For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No one bad may remain with you.

5 No arrogant person may stand in your presence. You hate all those who behave wickedly;

6 You will destroy those who speak lies. Jehovah detests violent and deceptive people.

7 But I will come into your house because of your great loyal love; I will bow down toward your holy temple in reverential fear of you.

8 Lead me, O Jehovah, in your righteousness because of my foes; Make your way clear for me.

9 For nothing they say can be trusted; Within them is nothing but malice; Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

10 But God will declare them guilty; Their own schemes will cause their downfall. May they be driven away because of their many transgressions, For they have rebelled against you.

11 But all those who take refuge in you will rejoice; They will always shout joyfully. You will block approach to them, And those loving your name will rejoice in you.

12 For you will bless anyone righteous, O Jehovah; You will surround them with approval as with a large shield.

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