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Psalm 5:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 Listen to my cry for help,1 my King and my God,2 for to you I pray. 3 In the morning,3 O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.4 4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked5 cannot dwell. 5 The arrogant6 cannot stand7 in your presence; you hate8 all who do wrong. 6 You destroy those who tell lies;9 bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors. 7 But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence10 will I bow down11 toward your holy temple.12 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness13 because of my enemies-- make straight your way14 before me. 9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave;15 with their tongue they speak deceit.16 10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins,17 for they have rebelled18 against you. 11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.19 Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name20 may rejoice in you.21 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous;22 you surround them23 with your favor as with a shield.24
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