Psalms 5

Prayer for Protection from the Wicked.

For the choir director; for
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flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David.

b Give ear to my words, O  Lord,
Consider my
Or meditation
d groaning.
Heed e the sound of my cry for help f my King and my God,
For to You I pray.
In the morning, O  Lord
Or May You hear
You will hear my voice;
In the h morning I will order my
Or sacrifice
prayer to You and eagerly j watch.

For You are not a God k who takes pleasure in wickedness;
l No evil
Lit sojourns
dwells with You.
The n boastful shall not o stand before Your eyes;
You p hate all who do iniquity.
You q destroy those who speak falsehood;
The  Lord abhors r the man of bloodshed and deceit.
But as for me, s by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
Or Toward
At Your holy temple I will u bow in v reverence for You.

O  Lord w lead me x in Your righteousness y because of
Or those who lie in wait for me
my foes;
Make Your way
Or smooth
straight before me.
There is ab nothing
Or true
reliable in
Lit his mouth
what they say;
Their ae inward part is destruction itself.
Their af throat is an open grave;
Or make their tongue smooth
flatter with their tongue.
10 Hold them guilty, O God;
ah By their own devices let them fall!
In the multitude of their transgressions ai thrust them out,
For they are aj rebellious against You.

11 But let all who ak take refuge in You al be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
Or You shelter
may You an shelter them,
That those who ao love Your name may exult in You.
12 For it is You who ap blesses the righteous man, O  Lord,
You aq surround him with favor as with a shield.

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