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Psalm 5 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 Open your ears to my words, O LORD. Consider my innermost thoughts. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Pay attention to my cry for help, my king and my God, because I pray only to you. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, O LORD, hear my voice. In the morning I lay my needs in front of you, and I wait. 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 takes pleasure in wickedness. Evil will never be your guest. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 Those who brag cannot stand in your sight. You hate all troublemakers. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You destroy those who tell lies. The LORD is disgusted with bloodthirsty and deceitful people. 6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 But I will enter your house because of your great mercy. Out of reverence for you, I will bow toward 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 O LORD, lead me in your righteousness because of those who spy on me. Make your way in front of me smooth. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight your way before me.
9 Nothing in their mouths is truthful. Destruction comes from their hearts. Their throats are open graves. They flatter with 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 Condemn them, O God. Let their own schemes be their downfall. Throw them out for their many crimes because they have rebelled 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 let all who take refuge in you rejoice. Let them sing with joy forever. Protect them, and let those who love your name triumph 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 You bless righteous people, O LORD. Like a large shield, you surround them with your favor. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.