“To the chief musician upon Nechiloth, a psalm of David.” (5:2) To my words give ear, O Lord, have regard to my mediation. (5:3) Listen unto the voice of my loud cry, my King, and my God, when unto thee I pray. (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. (5:5) For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: evil cannot abide with thee. (5:6) The arrogant cannot stand up before thy eyes: thou hatest all workers of wickedness. (5:7) Thou wilt destroy those that speak lies: the man of blood and deceit the Lord abhorreth. (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. (5:9) O Lord, lead me in thy righteousness because of those that regard me enviously; make straight before me thy way. (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.