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Psalm 5

For the Music Director. With the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
    consider my meditation.
Listen to the voice of my cry,
    my King and my God,
    for to You will I pray.

O Lord, in the morning You will hear my voice;
    in the morning I will direct my prayer to You,
    and I will watch expectantly.
For You are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness,
    nor will evil dwell with You.
Those who boast will not stand in Your sight;
    You hate all workers of iniquity.
You will destroy those who speak lies;
    the Lord abhors
    the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, in the abundance of Your mercy
    I will enter Your house;
in fear of You I will worship
    at Your holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make Your way straight before me.
For there is no uprightness in their mouth;
    destruction is in their midst;
their throat is an open tomb;
    they flatter with their tongue.
10 Declare them guilty, O God;
    may they fall by their own counsels;
cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
    for they have rebelled against You.
11 But may all those who seek refuge in You rejoice;
    may they ever shout for joy,
because You defend them;
    may those who love Your name be joyful in You.

12 For You, Lord, will bless the righteous;
    You surround him with favor like a shield.