Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Psalm 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Bible in Basic English (BBE) New International Version (NIV)
1 Give ear to my words, O Lord; give thought to my heart-searchings. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Let the voice of my cry come to you, my King and my God; for to you will I make my prayer. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 My voice will come to you in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I send my prayer to you, and keep watch. 3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
4 For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wrongdoing; there is no evil with you. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 The sons of pride have no place before you; you are a hater of all workers of evil. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You will send destruction on those whose words are false; the cruel man and the man of deceit are hated by the Lord. 6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 But as for me, I will come into your house, in the full measure of your mercy; and in your fear I will give worship, turning my eyes to your holy Temple. 7 But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Be my guide, O Lord, in the ways of your righteousness, because of those who are against me; make your way straight before my face. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight your way before me.
9 For no faith may be put in their words; their inner part is nothing but evil; their throat is like an open place for the dead; smooth are the words of their tongues. 9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit.
10 Send them to destruction, O Lord; let their evil designs be the cause of their fall; let them be forced out by all their sins; because they have gone against your authority. 10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all those who put their faith in you be glad with cries of joy at all times, and let all the lovers of your name be glad in you. 11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 For you, Lord, will send a blessing on the upright man; your grace will be round him, and you will be his strength. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.