Psalm 5
JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.

2Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
3Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;
For unto Thee do I pray.

4O LORD, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.
5For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness;
Evil shall not sojourn with Thee.
6The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight;
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
7Thou destroyest them that speak falsehood;
The LORD abhorreth the man of blood and of deceit.
8But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house;
I will bow down toward Thy holy temple in the fear of Thee.

9O LORD, lead me in Thy righteousness because of them that lie in wait for me;
Make Thy way straight before my face.
10For there is no sincerity in their mouth;
Their inward part is a yawning gulf,
Their throat is an open sepulchre;
They make smooth their tongue.
11Hold them guilty, O God,
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions;
For they have rebelled against Thee.

12So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice,
They shall ever shout for joy,
And Thou shalt shelter them;
Let them also that love Thy name exult in Thee.
13For Thou dost bless the righteous;
O LORD, Thou dost encompass him with favour as with a shield.

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