New International Version
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.(A)
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
2 How long will you people turn my glory(U) into shame?(V)
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[d]?[e](W)
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant(X) for himself;
the Lord hears(Y) when I call to him.
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
3 In the morning,(AN) Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.(AO)
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people(AP) are not welcome.
5 The arrogant(AQ) cannot stand(AR)
in your presence.
You hate(AS) all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.(AT)
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence(AU) I bow down(AV)
toward your holy temple.(AW)
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness(AX)
because of my enemies—
make your way straight(AY) before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;(AZ)
with their tongues they tell lies.(BA)
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,(BB)
for they have rebelled(BC) against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.(BD)
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name(BE) may rejoice in you.(BF)
- Psalm 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
- Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.
- Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.
- Psalm 4:2 Or seek lies
- Psalm 4:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
- Psalm 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint)
- Psalm 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.