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Psalm 5 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I will never pray to anyone but you. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. 3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
4 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the slightest sin. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You will destroy those who tell lies. The LORD detests murderers and deceivers. 6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with deepest awe I will worship at your 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 in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight your way before me.
9 My enemies cannot speak one truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their speech is filled with flattery. 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 O God, declare them guilty. Let them be caught in their own traps. Drive them away because of their many sins, for they rebel 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 joyful praises forever. Protect them, so all who love your name may be filled with joy. 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 bless the godly, O LORD, surrounding them with your shield of love. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.