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Psalm 5 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen to my words, O Lord, and hear my sighs. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Listen to my cry for help, my God and king! I pray to you, O Lord; 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 you hear my voice in the morning; at sunrise I offer my prayer and wait for your answer. 3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
4 You are not a God who is pleased with wrongdoing; you allow no evil in your presence. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 You cannot stand the sight of the proud; you hate all wicked people. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You destroy all liars and despise violent, deceitful people. 6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 But because of your great love I can come into your house; I can worship in your holy Temple and bow down to you in reverence. 7 But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Lord, I have so many enemies! Lead me to do your will; make your way plain for me to follow. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight your way before me.
9 What my enemies say can never be trusted; they only want to destroy. Their words are flattering and smooth, but full of deadly deceit. 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 Condemn and punish them, O God; may their own plots cause their ruin. Drive them out of your presence because of their many sins and their rebellion against you. 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 all who find safety in you will rejoice; they can always sing for joy. Protect those who love you; because of you they are truly happy. 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 You bless those who obey you, Lord; your love protects them like a shield. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.