Psalms - Chapter 5 | Good News Translation

  • 1. Listen to my words, O LORD, and hear my sighs.
  • 2. Listen to my cry for help, my God and king! I pray to you, O LORD;
  • 3. you hear my voice in the morning; at sunrise I offer my prayer and wait for your answer.
  • 4. You are not a God who is pleased with wrongdoing; you allow no evil in your presence.
  • 5. You cannot stand the sight of the proud; you hate all wicked people.
  • 6. You destroy all liars and despise violent, deceitful people.
  • 7. But because of your great love I can come into your house; I can worship in your holy Temple and bow down to you in reverence.
  • 8. LORD, I have so many enemies! Lead me to do your will; make your way plain for me to follow.
  • 9. What my enemies say can never be trusted; they only want to destroy. Their words are flattering and smooth, but full of deadly deceit.
  • 10. Condemn and punish them, O God; may their own plots cause their ruin. Drive them out of your presence because of their many sins and their rebellion against you.
  • 11. But all who find safety in you will rejoice; they can always sing for joy. Protect those who love you; because of you they are truly happy.
  • 12. You bless those who obey you, LORD; your love protects them like a shield.