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Psalm 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:1 - [fn]For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David. Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:2 - Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:3 - In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:4 - For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:5 - The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:6 - you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:7 - But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:8 - Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:9 - Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:10 - Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:12 - Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.

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