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Psalm 5

Psalm 5

For the director of music. With flutes.
A psalm of David.

5:1 Give ear to my words LORD,
Consider my groaning.

5:2 Pay attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
For to you I pray.

5:3 LORD, in the morning, you will hear my voice;
In the morning, I will lay out my requests to you
and expectantly watch for an answer.

5:4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil;
No evil (people) dwells with you.

5:5 The arrogant cannot stand before your eyes;
You hate all who do evil.

5:6 You destroy those who speak falsehood
The LORD abhors a man of bloodshed and deceit.

5:7 But as for me by your abundant lovingkindness
I will enter your house;
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in fear of you.

5:8 LORD, lead me in your righteousness because of my watching enemies;
Make straight your way before me.

5:9 For there is nothing reliable in what he says,
Their inward part is destruction
Their throat is an open grave
They flatter with their tongues

5:10 Hold them guilty, O God;
Let them fall by their own devices!
In a multitude of their transgressions,
drive them out,
For they have rebelled against you.

5:11 Let all who take refuge in you be glad,
Let them continually sing for joy;
Spread your protection over them,
And those who love your name will rejoice in you.

5:12 For it is you who bless the righteous,
You surround him with favor as a shield.