THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 5 ©
David prays and implores God earnestly for the hearing of his devout and fervent prayers, and assuring himself of God’s justice against his enemies, and graciousness to him, he prays further with confidence for himself, against his wicked enemies, and for the entire church.
To the chief 1Musician upon 2Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
GIVE ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear 3in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I 4direct my prayer unto thee, and will 5look up.
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall 6evil 7dwell with thee.
The 8foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Thou shalt destroy them that speak 9leasing:a the LORD will abhor the 10bloody and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into thy 11house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy 12fear will I 13worship toward thy holy 14temple.
Lead me, O LORD, in thy 15righteousness because of mine 16enemies; make thy 17way straight before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in their 18mouth; their 19inward part is 20very wickedness; theirb21throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
22Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall 23by their own counsels; 24cast them out in the multitude of their 25transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
But 26let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou 27defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with 28favour wilt thou 29compass him as with a shield.