1 Listeni to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.j
2 Hear my cry for help,k
my King and my God,l
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning,m Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.n
with you, evil peopleo are not welcome.
in your presence.
You hater all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.s
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
can come into your house;
toward your holy temple.v
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousnessw
because of my enemies—
make your way straightx before me.
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;y
with their tongues they tell lies.z
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,a
for they have rebelledb against you.
let them ever sing for joy.c
Spread your protection over them,
12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;f
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