Psalms 5

Lead Me in Your Righteousness

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

1 Give ear to my words, O  Lord;
consider my a  groaning.
2Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my b  King and my God,
for c  to you do I pray.
3O  Lord, in d  the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you
Or  I direct my prayer to you
and f  watch.
4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
5The g  boastful shall not h  stand before your eyes;
you i  hate all evildoers.
6You destroy those who speak j  lies;
the  Lord abhors k  the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will l  bow down m  toward your n  holy temple
in the fear of you.
8 o  Lead me, O  Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
p  make your way straight before me.
9 For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is q  destruction;
r  their throat is s  an open grave;
they t  flatter with their tongue.
10 u  Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them v  fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who w  take refuge in you x  rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may y  exult in you.
12For you z  bless the righteous, O  Lord;
you aa  cover him with favor as with ab  a shield.
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