Prayer for Protection from the Wicked.

1 1Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my 2groaning.

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2 Heed 3the sound of my cry for help, 4my King and my God, For to You I pray.

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3 In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the 5morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly 6watch.

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    • b 5:3 - Or "May You hear"
    • c 5:3 - Or sacrifice
      4 For You are not a God 7who takes pleasure in wickedness; 8No evil dwells with You.

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      5 The 9boastful shall not 10stand before Your eyes; You 11hate all who do iniquity.

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      6 You 12destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors 13the man of bloodshed and deceit.

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      7 But as for me, 14by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house, At Your holy temple I will 15bow in 16reverence for You.

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      8 O LORD, 17lead me 18in Your righteousness 19because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.

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        • f 5:8 - Or "those who lie in wait for me"
        • g 5:8 - Or "smooth"
          9 There is 20nothing reliable in what they say; Their 21inward part is destruction itself. Their 22throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

          References for Psalms 5:9

            • h 5:9 - Or "true"
            • i 5:9 - Lit "his mouth"
            • j 5:9 - Or "make their tongue smooth"
              10 Hold them guilty, O God; 23By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions 24thrust them out, For they are 25rebellious against You.

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              11 But let all who 26take refuge in You 27be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You 28shelter them, That those who 29love Your name may exult in You.

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              12 For it is You who 30blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You 31surround him with favor as with a shield.

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