Psalms - Chapter 5 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
  • 2. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
  • 3. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct {cf15I my prayer} unto thee, and will look up.
  • 4. For thou {cf15I art} not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
  • 5. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
  • 6. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
  • 7. But as for me, I will come {cf15I into} thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: {cf15I and} in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
  • 8. Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
  • 9. For {cf15I there is} no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part {cf15I is} very wickedness; their throat {cf15I is} an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
  • 10. Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as {cf15I with} a shield.