1 Listen to my words, LORD, ¶ consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, ¶ for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; ¶ in the morning I lay my requests before you ¶ and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. ¶ You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies. ¶ The bloodthirsty and deceitful ¶ you, LORD, detest.
7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; ¶ in reverence I bow down ¶ toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness ¶ because of my enemies — ¶ make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. ¶ Their throat is an open grave; ¶ with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. ¶ Banish them for their many sins, ¶ for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. ¶ Spread your protection over them, ¶ that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; ¶ you surround them with your favor as with a shield.