Psalm 5

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To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. (Ps 39:3) Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. (Ps 65:2; Ps 84:3) O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[1] and watch. (Ps 88:13; Ps 119:147; Ps 130:6; Hab 2:1) For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. (Ps 1:5; Ps 11:5; Ps 73:3; Ps 75:4; Hab 1:13) You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. (Ps 4:2; Ps 55:23; Re 21:8; Re 22:15) But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. (1Ki 8:29; Ps 11:4; Ps 79:1; Ps 132:7) Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. (Ezr 8:21; Ps 23:3; Ps 25:4) For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. (Ps 12:2; Ps 52:2; Pr 2:16; Pr 7:5; Jer 5:16; Ro 3:13) 10 Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you. (2Sa 15:31; 2Sa 17:14; 2Sa 17:23; Isa 24:6) 11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. (1Sa 2:1; Ps 2:12; Ps 9:2; Ps 33:21) 12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield. (Ps 35:2; Ps 103:4; Ps 115:13)