Psalm 5-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Prayer for Divine Help
1 For the leader; with wind instruments. A psalm of David.
2 Give ear to my words, O Lord;
understand my sighing.
3 Attend to the sound of my cry,
my king and my God!
For to you I will pray, Lord;
4 in the morning you will hear my voice;
in the morning I will plead before you and wait.
5 You are not a god who delights in evil;
no wicked person finds refuge with you;
6 the arrogant cannot stand before your eyes.
You hate all who do evil;
7 you destroy those who speak falsely.
A bloody and fraudulent man
the Lord abhors.
8 But I, through the abundance of your mercy,
will enter into your house.
I will bow down toward your holy sanctuary
out of fear of you.
9 Lord, guide me in your justice because of my foes;
make straight your way before me.
10 For there is no sincerity in their mouth;
their heart is corrupt.
Their throat is an open grave;
on their tongue are subtle lies.
11 Declare them guilty, God;
make them fall by their own devices.
Drive them out for their many sins;
for they have rebelled against you.
12 Then all who trust in you will be glad
and forever shout for joy.
You will protect them and those will rejoice in you
who love your name.
13 For you, Lord, bless the just one;
you surround him with favor like a shield.
Prayer in Distress
1 For the leader; with stringed instruments, “upon the eighth.”
A psalm of David.
2 Do not reprove me in your anger, Lord,
nor punish me in your wrath.
3 Have pity on me, Lord, for I am weak;
heal me, Lord, for my bones are shuddering.
4 My soul too is shuddering greatly—
and you, Lord, how long…?
5 Turn back, Lord, rescue my soul;
save me because of your mercy.
6 For in death there is no remembrance of you.
Who praises you in Sheol?
7 I am wearied with sighing;
all night long I drench my bed with tears;
I soak my couch with weeping.
8 My eyes are dimmed with sorrow,
worn out because of all my foes.
9 Away from me, all who do evil!
The Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
10 The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord will receive my prayer.
11 My foes will all be disgraced and will shudder greatly;
they will turn back in sudden disgrace.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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