Psalm 5

1David prayeth, and professeth to be constant in prayer. 4God favoureth not the wicked. 7David professing his faith prayeth unto God to guide him because of the malice of his enemies; 10to destroy them; 11and to preserve the godly.

0 To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

1 Give1 ear to my words, O Lord, consider 2my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, 1my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3 1My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art not a God 1that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither 2shall evil dwell with thee.

5 1The foolish shall not stand ain thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6 Thou 1shalt destroy them that speak 2leasing: the Lord 3will abhor athe bloody and deceitful man.

7 But 1as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward athy holy temple.

8 1Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of amine enemies; make 2thy way straight before my face.

9 For 1there is no afaithfulness bin their mouth; their inward part is cvery wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 aDestroy 1thou them, O God; 2let them fall bby their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But 1let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because athou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, Lord, 1wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou acompass him as with a shield.