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To the Overcomer upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

¶ Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my meditation.

Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God, for unto thee will I pray.

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; early will I present myself unto thee and wait.

For thou art not a God that loves wickedness; neither shall one who is evil dwell with thee.

The foolish (those who are governed by carnal thoughts or desires) shall not stand in thy sight; thou dost hate all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy those that speak lies: the LORD will abominate the bloody and deceitful man.

¶ But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear I will worship toward thy holy temple.

Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

For there is no uprightness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Declare them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out for the multitude of their rebellions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 And all those that put their trust in thee shall rejoice: they shall ever be in jubilee, for thou shalt cover them; and all that love thy name shall be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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