Psalm 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. 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 wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 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 multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship 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 Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; 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 there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue. 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 Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For 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 those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful 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, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.