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Psalm 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by the flute.

O LORD, hear me as I pray;
pay attention to my groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:2 - Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
for I pray to no one but you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:3 - Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD.
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:4 - O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;
you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:5 - Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence,
for you hate all who do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:6 - You will destroy those who tell lies.
The LORD detests murderers and deceivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:7 - Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:8 - Lead me in the right path, O LORD,
or my enemies will conquer me.
Make your way plain for me to follow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:9 - My enemies cannot speak a truthful word.
Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
Their tongues are filled with flattery.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:10 - O God, declare them guilty.
Let them be caught in their own traps.
Drive them away because of their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread your protection over them,
that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:12 - For you bless the godly, O LORD;
you surround them with your shield of love.
NLT Footnotes
Greek version reads with lies. Compare Rom 3:13.

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