|Ps 5:1 Listen to my words, O LORD,
Consider my groaning and sighing.
|Ps 5:2 Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,
For to You I pray.
|Ps 5:3 In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].
|Ps 5:4 ¶ For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;
No evil [person] dwells with You.
|Ps 5:5 The boastful and the arrogant will not stand in Your sight;
You hate all who do evil.
|Ps 5:6 You destroy those who tell lies;
The LORD detests and rejects the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
|Ps 5:7 But as for me, I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and tender mercy;
At Your holy temple I will bow [obediently] in reverence for You.
|Ps 5:8 ¶ O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
Make Your way straight (direct, right) before me.
|Ps 5:9 For there is nothing trustworthy or reliable or truthful in what they say;
Their heart is destruction [just a treacherous chasm, a yawning gulf of lies].
Their throat is an open grave;
They [glibly] flatter with their [silken] tongue. [Rom 3:13]
|Ps 5:10 Hold them guilty, O God;
Let them fall by their own designs and councils!
Cast them out because of the abundance of their transgressions,
For they are mutinous and have rebelled against You.
|Ps 5:11 ¶ But let all who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice,
Let them ever sing for joy;
Because You cover and shelter them,
Let those who love Your name be joyful and exult in You.
|Ps 5:12 For You, O LORD, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You];
You surround him with favor as with a shield.