Psalm 5

    Psalm 5

    David asks the Lord to hear his voice—The Lord hates workers of iniquity—He blesses and shields the righteous.

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

    1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my ameditation.

    2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my aKing, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

    3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the amorning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

    4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in awickedness: neither shall bevil dwell with thee.

    5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all aworkers of iniquity.

    6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

    7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy afear will I worship toward thy holy btemple.

    8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine aenemies; make thy way straight before my face.

    9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their ainward part is very wickedness; their bthroat is an open sepulchre; they cflatter with their tongue.

    10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have arebelled against thee.

    11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever ashout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

    12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the arighteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.