1 {To the chief Musician. Upon Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.} Give ear to my words, O Jehovah; consider my meditation.
References for Psalms 5:1
    • a 5:1 - Perhaps 'wind-instruments.'
      2 Hearken unto the voice of my crying, my king and my God; for to thee will I pray.
      3 Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; in the morning will I address myself to thee, and will look up.
      References for Psalms 5:3
        • b 5:3 - With the sense of 'waiting,' 'expecting.'
          4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with thee.
          References for Psalms 5:4
            • c 5:4 - Or 'the evil [man].'
              5 Insolent fools shall not stand before thine eyes; thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
              References for Psalms 5:5
                • d 5:5 - Or 'the boastful,' 'the arrogant,' as Ps. 73.3.
                • e 5:5 - The Hebrew word is used for 'mighty deeds,' 'achievements,' and is common in the Psalms: see Job 31.3; 34.8,22.
                  6 Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies: Jehovah abhorreth a man of blood and deceit.
                  7 But as for me, in the greatness of thy loving-kindness will I enter thy house; I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness in thy fear.
                  References for Psalms 5:7
                    • f 5:7 - Chesed: see Ps. 4.3.
                    • g 5:7 - Or 'palace.'
                    • h 5:7 - Or 'through.'
                      8 Lead me, Jehovah, in thy righteousness, because of my foes; make thy way plain before me.
                      References for Psalms 5:8
                        • i 5:8 - Lit. 'straight.'
                          9 For there is no certainty in their mouth; their inward part is perversion, their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
                          References for Psalms 5:9
                            • j 5:9 - 'Corrupt, depraved desires,' 'wickedness;' 'mischievous things,' Ps. 38.12: the word is plural.
                            • k 5:9 - Lit. 'make smooth.'
                              10 Bring guilt upon them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels: drive them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against thee.
                              11 And all that trust in thee shall rejoice: for ever shall they shout joyously, and thou wilt protect them; and they that love thy name shall exult in thee.
                              12 For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous [man]; with favour wilt thou surround him as [with] a shield.
                              References for Psalms 5:12
                                • l 5:12 - Here the larger shield, one which screened the whole body: 'buckler,' Ps. 35.2; 91.4.