1 To the Chief Musician, for flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my meditation.
2 Listen 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 [my prayer] to You, and I will look up.
4 For You [are] not a God that enjoys wickedness; nor shall evil dwell with You.
5 The foolish shall not stand in Your sight. You hate all doers of iniquity.
6 You shall destroy those who speak lies; the LORD will despise the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But I, in the abundance of Your grace, I will come [into] Your house; I will worship in Your fear 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 wickedness; their throat [is] an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Hold 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 who put their trust in You rejoice; let them always shout for joy, because You defend them. And let those 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.