Psalms 5:1-3

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

1 [a]Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
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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Psalms 5:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
ESV
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.
NLT
1 O LORD, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.
MSG
1 Listen, God! Please, pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings,
CSB
1 Listen to my words, Lord; consider my sighing.

Psalms 5:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 5:1-3 In-Context

1 Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.
7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S 1 Kings 8:29; Psalms 17:1; Psalms 40:1; Psalms 116:2; Daniel 9:18
  • 2. Psalms 38:9; Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 51:11
  • 3. S Job 19:7; S Job 24:12; S Job 36:5; Psalms 3:4
  • 4. Psalms 44:4; Psalms 68:24; Psalms 84:3
  • 5. Isaiah 28:19; Isaiah 50:4; Jeremiah 21:12; Ezekiel 46:13; Zephaniah 3:5; Psalms 88:13
  • 6. Psalms 62:1; Psalms 119:81; Psalms 130:5; Habakkuk 2:1; Romans 8:19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.
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