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.
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
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1Give1 ear to my words, O Lord, consider 2my meditation.
2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, 1my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
31My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4For thou art not a God 1that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither 2shall evil dwell with thee.
51The foolish shall not stand ain thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6Thou 1shalt destroy them that speak 2leasing: the Lord3will abhor athe bloody and deceitful man.
7But 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.
81Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of amine enemies; make 2thy way straight before my face.
9For 1there is no afaithfulness bin their mouth; their inward part iscvery wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10aDestroy 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.
11But 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.
12For thou, Lord, 1wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou acompass him as with a shield.