Psalm 5 ©

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


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


GIVEa ear to my words, O LORD, consider bmy meditation.


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


dMy voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.


For thou art not a God ethat hath pleasure in wickedness: neither fshall evil dwell with thee.


gThe foolish shall not stand 1in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.


Thou hshalt destroy them that speak i*leasing: the LORD jwill abhor 2the bloody and deceitful man.

i Ps. 4.2.

But kas for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward 3thy holy temple.


lLead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of 4mine enemies; make mthy way straight before my face.


For nthere is no 5faithfulness 6in their mouth; their inward part is 7very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.


8Destroy othou them, O God; plet them fall 9by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.


But qlet all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because 10thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.


For thou, LORD, rwilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou 11*compass him as with a shield.