Psalm 5

Psalm 5  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth [flutes or any pierced instruments], A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O Jehovah, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my Elohim: for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Jehovah; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
For thou art not an El that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: Jehovah will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy; and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part- is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.
Destroy thou them, O Elohim; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Amid sorrow and weakness and the wicked around.
5:1-3 Cry to Jehovah, my King and my Elohim; 4-6 in way and character, against the evildoer; 7-9 for me a shelter in mercy; 10 imprecation against the wicked; 11 for the faithful; 12 confidence in Jehovah,