Chapter 5

God favoreth not the wicked. (To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.)

1)Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my meditation.

2)Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; for unto thee will I pray.

3)My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4)For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5)The foolish shall not stand in thy sight; thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6)Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing; the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7)But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy; and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8)Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9)For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.

10)Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11)But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them; let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12)For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield.