For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments;2 a psalm of David.
5:1 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 morning5 you will hear6 me;7
in the morning I will present my case to you8 and then wait expectantly for an answer.9
5:4 Certainly10 you are not a God who approves of evil;11
evil people12 cannot dwell with you.13
5:5 Arrogant people cannot stand in your presence;14
you hate15 all who behave wickedly.16
5:6 You destroy17 liars;18
the Lord despises19 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 righteousness24
because of those who wait to ambush me,25
remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me!26
5:9 For27 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 away34 because of their many acts of insurrection,35
for they have rebelled against you.
5:11 But may all who take shelter36 in you be happy!37
May they continually38 shout for joy!39
Shelter them40 so that those who are loyal to you41 may rejoice!42
5:12 Certainly43 you reward44 the godly,45 Lord.
Like a shield you protect46 them47 in your good favor.48