1 To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
2 Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my groaning.
3 Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to thee do I pray.
4 O LORD, in the morning thou dost hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for thee, and watch.
5 For thou art not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not sojourn with thee.
6 The boastful may not stand before thy eyes; thou hatest all evildoers.
7 Thou destroyest those who speak lies; the LORD abhors bloodthirsty and deceitful men.
8 But I through the abundance of thy steadfast love will enter thy house, I will worship toward thy holy temple in the fear of thee.
9 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of my enemies; make thy way straight before me.
10 For there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is destruction, their throat is an open sepulchre, they flatter with their tongue.
11 Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of their many transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against thee.
12 But let all who take refuge in thee rejoice, let them ever sing for joy; and do thou defend them, that those who love thy name may exult in thee. [ (Psalms 5:13) For thou dost bless the righteous, O LORD; thou dost cover him with favor as with a shield. ]