Psalm 5 The Refuge of the Righteous For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm. 5 1Listen to my words, Lord; consider my sighing. 2Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You. 3At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly. 4For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with You. 5The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all evildoers. 6You destroy those who tell lies; the Lord abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery. 7But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love; I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You. 8Lord, lead me in Your righteousness because of my adversaries;[A] make Your way straight before me. 9For there is nothing reliable in what they say;[B] destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues. 10Punish them, God; let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them out because of their many crimes, for they rebel against You. 11But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about You. 12For You, Lord, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield.
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