Psalm 5

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O LORD;


consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,


my King and my God,


for to you do I pray.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;


in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;


evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;


you hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak lies;


the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
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.
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness


because of my enemies;


make your way straight before me.
For there is no truth in their mouth;


their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;


they flatter with their tongue.
Make them bear their guilt, O God;


let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,


for they have rebelled against you.
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;


let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,


that those who love your name may exult in you.
For you bless the righteous, O LORD;


you cover him with favor as with a shield.
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