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Psalms

Chapter 5

1. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto you will I pray.
3. My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up.
4. For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.
5. The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.
6. You shall destroy them that speak falsehood: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7. But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship 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 pure wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10. Destroy them, 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 those that put their trust 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, LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor will you surround him with a shield.