To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
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 thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.*
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD
will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.†
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.‡
Lead me, O LORD
, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.§
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.**††‡‡
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.§§***
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.†††
For thou, LORD
, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with
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