5:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; 2 a psalm of David.
Listen to what I say, 3 Lord!
Carefully consider my complaint! 4
5:2 Pay attention to my cry for help,
my king and my God,
for I am praying to you!
5:3 Lord, in the morning 5 you will hear 6 me; 7
in the morning I will present my case to you 8 and then wait expectantly for an answer. 9
5:4 Certainly 10 you are not a God who approves of evil; 11
evil people 12 cannot dwell with you. 13
5:5 Arrogant people cannot stand in your presence; 14
you hate 15 all who behave wickedly. 16
5:6 You destroy 17 liars; 18
the Lord despises 19 violent and deceitful people. 20
5:7 But as for me, 21 because of your great faithfulness I will enter your house; 22
I will bow down toward your holy temple as I worship you. 23
5:8 Lord, lead me in your righteousness 24
because of those who wait to ambush me, 25
remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me! 26
5:9 For 27 they do not speak the truth; 28
their stomachs are like the place of destruction, 29
their throats like an open grave, 30
their tongues like a steep slope leading into it. 31
5:10 Condemn them, 32 O God!
May their own schemes be their downfall! 33
Drive them away 34 because of their many acts of insurrection, 35
for they have rebelled against you.
5:11 But may all who take shelter 36 in you be happy! 37
May they continually 38 shout for joy! 39
Shelter them 40 so that those who are loyal to you 41 may rejoice! 42
5:12 Certainly 43 you reward 44 the godly, 45 Lord.
Like a shield you protect 46 them 47 in your good favor. 48