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Psalm 5

Trust in God for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Listen to my words, O Lord;
    attend to my sighing.(A)
Listen to the sound of my cry,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.(B)
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
    in the morning I plead my case to you and watch.(C)

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
    evil will not sojourn with you.(D)
The boastful will not stand before your eyes;
    you hate all evildoers.(E)
You destroy those who speak lies;
    the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful.(F)

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
    will enter your house;
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    in awe of you.(G)
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make your way straight before me.(H)

For there is no truth in their mouths;
    their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
    they flatter with their tongues.(I)
10 Make them bear their guilt, O God;
    let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions, cast them out,
    for they have rebelled against you.(J)

11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
    let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
    so that those who love your name may exult in you.(K)
12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
    you cover them with favor as with a shield.(L)