1 To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2 Hearken to the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for to thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. in…: Heb. before thine eyes
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak falsehood: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. bloody…: Heb. man of bloods and deceit
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. thy holy…: Heb. the temple of thy holiness
8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of my enemies; make thy way straight before my face. mine…: Heb. those which observe me
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. faithfulness: or, stedfastness their mouth: Heb. his mouth, that is, the mouth of any of them very…: Heb. wickednesses
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. Destroy…: or, Make them guilty by…: or, from their counsels
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. defendest…: Heb. coverest over, or, protectest them
12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou surround him as with a shield. compass: Heb. crown