You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked1 cannot dwell.
The arrogant2 cannot stand3 in your presence; you hate4 all who do wrong.
You destroy those who tell lies;5 bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence6 will I bow down7 toward your holy temple.88
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness9 because of my enemies-- make straight your way10 before me.
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave;11 with their tongue they speak deceit.1210
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins,13 for they have rebelled14 against you.
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.15 Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name16 may rejoice in you.1712
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous;18 you surround them19 with your favor as with a shield.20