Psalm 5

Lead Me in Your Righteousness

1 Give a ear to my words, O LORD,
Consider my 1 meditation.
2 Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
b In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.

4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
Nor shall evil 2 dwell with You.
5 The c boastful shall not d stand in Your sight;
You hate all workers of iniquity.
6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
The LORD abhors the e bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
In fear of You I will worship toward 3 Your holy temple.
8 f Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
Make Your way straight before my face.

9 For there is no 4 faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction;
g Their throat is an open tomb;
They flatter with their tongue.
10 Pronounce them guilty, O God!
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
For they have rebelled against You.

11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You 5 defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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