Psalms 5:7-8

7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.

Psalms 5:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
ESV
7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.
NLT
7 Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
MSG
7 And here I am, your invited guest - it's incredible! I enter your house; here I am, prostrate in your inner sanctum,
CSB
7 But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love; I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You.

Psalms 5:7-8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 5:7-8 In-Context

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.
8 Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.
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.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Deuteronomy 13:4; Jeremiah 44:10; Daniel 6:26
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 12:16; Psalms 138:2
  • 3. S 1 Kings 8:48
  • 4. Psalms 23:3; Psalms 31:1; Psalms 71:2; Psalms 85:13; Psalms 89:16; Proverbs 8:20
  • 5. S 1 Kings 8:36; John 1:23; Psalms 27:11
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