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Psalm 5-6 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Psalm 5

For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; a psalm of David.

Listen to what I say, Lord!
Carefully consider my complaint!
Pay attention to my cry for help,
my king and my God,
for I am praying to you!
Lord, in the morning you will hear me;
in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer.
Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil;
evil people cannot dwell with you.
Arrogant people cannot stand in your presence;
you hate all who behave wickedly.
You destroy liars;
the Lord despises violent and deceitful people.
But as for me, because of your great faithfulness I will enter your house;
I will bow down toward your holy temple as I worship you.
Lord, lead me in your righteousness
because of those who wait to ambush me,
remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me!
For they do not speak the truth;
their stomachs are like the place of destruction,
their throats like an open grave,
their tongues like a steep slope leading into it.
10 Condemn them, O God!
May their own schemes be their downfall!
Drive them away because of their many acts of insurrection,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But may all who take shelter in you be happy!
May they continually shout for joy!
Shelter them so that those who are loyal to you may rejoice!
12 Certainly you reward the godly, Lord.
Like a shield you protect them in your good favor.

Psalm 6

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David.

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger!
Do not discipline me in your raging fury!
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am frail!
Heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking!
I am absolutely terrified,
and you, Lord—how long will this continue?
Relent, Lord, rescue me!
Deliver me because of your faithfulness!
For no one remembers you in the realm of death,
In Sheol who gives you thanks?
I am exhausted as I groan;
all night long I drench my bed in tears;
my tears saturate the cushion beneath me.
My eyes grow dim from suffering;
they grow weak because of all my enemies.
Turn back from me, all you who behave wickedly,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping!
The Lord has heard my appeal for mercy;
the Lord has accepted my prayer.
10 May all my enemies be humiliated and absolutely terrified!
May they turn back and be suddenly humiliated!

New English Translation (NET)

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