Psalm 5 NIV

For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.

1 aListen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.

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    • i 5:1 - In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.
      2 Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.

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      3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

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      4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.

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      5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;

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      6 you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.

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      7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.

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      8 Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.

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      9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.

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      10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

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      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.

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      12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

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