O Lord, (A)lead me (B)in Your righteousness (C)because of [a]my foes;
Make Your way [b]straight before me.
There is (D)nothing [c]reliable in [d]what they say;
Their (E)inward part is destruction itself.
Their (F)throat is an open grave;
They [e]flatter with their tongue.
10 Hold them guilty, O God;
(G)By their own devices let them fall!
In the multitude of their transgressions (H)thrust them out,
For they are (I)rebellious against You.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 5:8 Or those who lie in wait for me
  2. Psalm 5:8 Or smooth
  3. Psalm 5:9 Or true
  4. Psalm 5:9 Lit his mouth
  5. Psalm 5:9 Or make their tongue smooth

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness(A)
    because of my enemies—
    make your way straight(B) before me.
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
    their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;(C)
    with their tongues they tell lies.(D)
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
    Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,(E)
    for they have rebelled(F) against you.

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