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Psalm 5 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Prayer for Protection from the Wicked.

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For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O Jehovah,
Consider my meditation.
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Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;
For unto thee do I pray.
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O Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.
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For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
Evil shall not sojourn with thee.
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The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight:
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
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Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies:
Jehovah abhorreth the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
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But as for me, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness will I come into thy house:
In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
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Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
Make thy way straight before my face.
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For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is very wickedness;
Their throat is an open sepulchre;
They flatter with their tongue.
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Hold them guilty, O God;
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions;
For they have rebelled against thee.
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But let all those that take refuge in thee rejoice,
Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
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For thou wilt bless the righteous;
O Jehovah, thou wilt compass him with favor as with a shield.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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