Psalm 5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, listen to my words. Understand my sadness. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, because I pray to you. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I 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 the wicked; you do not live with those who do evil. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 Those people who make fun of you cannot stand before you. You hate all those who do evil. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You destroy liars; the Lord hates those who kill and trick others. 6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 Because of your great love, I can come into your Temple. Because I fear and respect you, I can worship in 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 Lord, since I have many enemies, show me the right thing to do. Show me clearly how you want me to live. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight your way before me.
9 My enemies' mouths do not tell the truth; in their hearts they want to destroy others. Their throats are like open graves; they use their tongues for telling lies. 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 God, declare them guilty! Let them fall into their own traps. Send them away because their sins are many; they have turned 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 everyone who trusts you be happy; let them sing glad songs forever. Protect those who love you and who are happy because of 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 Lord, you bless those who do what is right; you protect them like a soldier's shield. For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Upon the sheminith. A psalm of David. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.