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Psalm 5 New International Version

For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David. 

1 Listen to my words, Lord,    consider my lament. 2 Hear my cry for help,    my King and my God, for to you I pray. 3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;    in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. 4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;  with you, evil people are not welcome. 5 The arrogant cannot stand    in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; 6 you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, Lord, detest. 7 But I, by your great love,  can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple. 8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—   make your way straight before me. 9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall.Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. 11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;    let them ever sing for joy.Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;    you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

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