1 “To the chief musician upon Nechiloth, a psalm of David.” (5:2) To my words give ear, O Lord, have regard to my mediation.
2 (5:3) Listen unto the voice of my loud cry, my King, and my God, when unto thee I pray.
3 (5:4) O Lord! in the morning do thou hear my voice: in the morning will I set in order [my prayer] before thee, and 1ook up with hope.
4 (5:5) For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: evil cannot abide with thee.
5 (5:6) The arrogant cannot stand up before thy eyes: thou hatest all workers of wickedness.
6 (5:7) Thou wilt destroy those that speak lies: the man of blood and deceit the Lord abhorreth.
7 (5:8) But as for me—in the abundance of thy kindness will I enter thy house: I will bow myself down before thy holy temple in the fear of thee.
8 (5:9) O Lord, lead me in thy righteousness because of those that regard me enviously; make straight before me thy way.
9 (5:10) For there is not in their mouth any sincerity; their inward part is full of deception; an open sepulchre is their throat: they flatter with their tongue.
10 (5:11) Condemn them, O God: let them fall through their own counsels; for the multitude of their transgressions cast them down; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 (5:12) Then will rejoice all those that put their trust in thee; for ever will they shout for joy, when thou protectest them: and then will exult in thee those that love thy name.
12 (5:13) For thou wilt bless the righteous, O Lord; as with a shield wilt thou encompass him with favor.