Psalm 5

1 Hear my words, O Lord, give heed to my groaning:
    listen to my cry, you that are my king and my God.
2 In the morning when I pray to you, surely you will hear my voice:
    at daybreak I lay my prayers before you, and look up.
3 For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness:
    nor can any evil dwell with you.
4 The boastful cannot stand in your sight:
    you hate all those that work mischief.
5 Those who speak lies you destroy:
    you abhor the treacherous, O Lord, and those that are stained with blood.
6 But because of your great goodness I will come into your house:
    I will bow down toward your holy temple in awe and fear of you.
7 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness, for my enemies lie in wait:
    make straight your way before me.
8 For there is no truth in their mouth:
    and within they are eaten up by malice.
9 Their throat is an open sepulchre:
    and their tongue speaks smooth and flattering words.
10 Destroy them, O God, let them fall by their own contriving:
    cast them out for their many offences, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who put their trust in you rejoice:
    let them shout with joy for ever.
12 Be the defender of those who love your name:
    let them exult because of you.
13 For you will bless, O Lord, those that are righteous:
    you will cover them with your favour as with a shield.