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Psalm 5 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, listen to my words. Pay attention when I sigh. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 My King and my God, listen to me when I cry for help. I pray to you. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 Lord, in the morning you hear my voice. In the morning I pray to you. I wait for you in hope. 3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
4 God, you aren't happy with anything that is evil. Those who do what is wrong can't live where you are. 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 Those who are proud can't stand in front of you. You hate everyone who does what is evil. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You destroy those who tell lies. Lord, you hate murderers and those who cheat others. 6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 Because of your great love I will come into your house. With deep respect I will bow down 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 Lord, I have many enemies. Lead me in your right path. Make your way smooth and straight for me. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight your way before me.
9 Not a word from their mouths can be trusted. Their hearts are filled with plans to destroy others. Their throats are like open graves. With their tongues they tell 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, show that they are guilty. Let their evil plans bring them down. Send them away because of their many sins. They have refused to obey 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 who go to you for safety be glad. Let them always sing with joy. Spread your cover over them and keep them safe. Then those who love you will be glad 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. Like a shield, your loving care keeps them safe. 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.