For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
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
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
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.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;y
with their tongues they tell lies.z
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,a
for they have rebelledb against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.c
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your named may rejoice in you.e
12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;f
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