|[To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.]||Morning Prayer. Psalm 5|
|Give ear to my words, O LORD; |
give heed to my groaning.
|Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, |
for to thee do I pray.
|O LORD, in the morning thou dost hear my voice; |
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for thee, and watch.
|For thou art not a God who delights in wickedness; |
evil may not sojourn with thee.
|The boastful may not stand before thy eyes; |
thou hatest all evildoers.
|Thou destroyest those who speak lies; |
the LORD abhors bloodthirsty and deceitful men.
|But I through the abundance of thy steadfast love will enter thy house, |
I will worship toward thy holy temple in the fear of thee.
|Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of my enemies; |
make thy way straight before me.
|For there is no truth in their mouth; |
their heart is destruction,
their throat is an open sepulchre,
they flatter with their tongue.
|Make them bear their guilt, O God; |
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against thee.
|But let all who take refuge in thee rejoice, |
let them ever sing for joy;
and do thou defend them,
that those who love thy name may exult in thee.
|But thou dost bless the righteous, O Lord; |
thou dost cover him with favor as with a shield.
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