Psalm 5 (English Standard Version)

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Lead Me in Your Righteousness

1 Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my 1groaning. 2 Give attention to the sound of my cry, my 2King and my God, for 3to you do I pray. 3 O LORD, in 4the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for youa and 5watch. 4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. 5 The 6boastful shall not 7stand before your eyes; you 8hate all evildoers. 6 You destroy those who speak 9lies; the LORD abhors 10the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will 11bow down 12toward your 13holy temple in the fear of you. 8 14Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; 15make your way straight before me. 9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is 16destruction; 17their throat is 18an open grave; they 19flatter with their tongue. 10 20Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them 21fall 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 22take refuge in you 23rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may 24exult in you. 12 For you 25bless the righteous, O LORD; you 26cover him with favor as with 27a shield.
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