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Psalm 5


Lead Me in Your Righteousness



 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: FOR THE FLUTES. A PSALM OF DAVID. 


      1 Give ear to my words, O LORD; 

      consider my groaning. 

      2 Give attention to the sound of my cry, 

      my King and my God, 

      for to you do I pray. 

      3 O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; 

      in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. 


      4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; 

      evil may not dwell with you. 

      5 The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; 

      you hate all evildoers. 

      6 You destroy those who speak lies; 

      the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 


      7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, 

      will enter your house. 

      I will bow down toward your holy temple 

      in the fear of you. 

      8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness 

      because of my enemies; 

      make your way straight before me. 


      9 For there is no truth in their mouth; 

      their inmost self is destruction; 

      their throat is an open grave; 

      they flatter with their tongue. 

      10 Make them bear their guilt, O God; 

      let them fall by their own counsels; 

      because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, 

      for they have rebelled against you. 


      11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; 

      let them ever sing for joy, 

      and spread your protection over them, 

      that those who love your name may exult in you. 

      12 For you bless the righteous, O LORD; 

      you cover him with favor as with a shield.