Psalm 5
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1Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.1LORD, listen to my words, consider my groaning.
2Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.2Pay attention to my cry for help, my king and my God, for unto you will I pray.
3O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.3LORD, in the morning you will hear my voice; in the morning I will pray to you, and I will watch for your answer.
4For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.4Indeed, you aren't a God who delights in wickedness; evil will never dwell with you.
5The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.5Boastful ones will not stand before you; you hate all those who practice wickedness.
6You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.6You will destroy those who speak lies. The LORD abhors the person of bloodshed and deceit.
7But 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.7But I, because of the abundance of your gracious love, may come into your house. In awe of you, I will worship in your holy Temple.
8Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.8LORD, lead me in your righteousness because of my enemies. Make your path straight before me.
9For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.9But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.
10Make 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.10Declare them guilty, God! Let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them away because of their many transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.
11But 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.11Let all those who take refuge in you rejoice! Let them shout for joy forever, and may you protect them. Let those who love your name exult in you.
12For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.12Indeed, you will bless the righteous one, LORD, like a large shield, you will surround him with favor.
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