Psalms - Chapter 5 | New King James Version

  • 1. To the Chief Musician. With flutes*. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my 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; 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 dwell with You.
  • 5. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.
  • 6. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the 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 Your holy temple.
  • 8. Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.
  • 9. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; 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 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.