1 For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Yahweh, consider my meditation.
2 Listen to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I will pray.
3 O Yahweh, in the morning you will hear my voice; In the morning I will order [my prayer] to you, and will keep watch.
4 For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness: Evil will not sojourn with you.
5 The arrogant will not stand in your sight: You hate all workers of iniquity.
6 You will destroy those who speak lies: Yahweh is disgusted by the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, in the abundance of your loving-kindness I will come into your house: In your fear I will worship toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Yahweh, 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 much wickedness; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.
10 Hold them guilty, O God; Let them fall by their own counsels; Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions; For they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice, Let them ever shout for joy, Because you defend them: Let them also that love your name be joyful in you.
12 For you will bless the righteous; O Yahweh, you will circle him with favor as with a shield.