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Psalm 5 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Lead Me in Your Righteousness

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:1 - To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O LORD;
consider my groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:2 - Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:3 - O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[fn] and watch.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:4 - For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:5 - The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:6 - You destroy those who speak lies;
the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:7 - But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in the fear of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:8 - Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:9 - For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:10 - Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:12 - For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.
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Or I direct my prayer to you

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