Psalm 5
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

The Refuge of the Righteous

For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.

1Listen to my words, LORD;

consider my sighing.a

2Pay attention to the sound of my cry,b

my King and my God,c

for I pray to You.

3At daybreak,d LORD, You hear my voice;

at daybreak I plead my case to Youe and watch expectantly.

4For You are not a God who delights in wickedness;

evil cannot dwell with You.f

5The boastful cannot stand in Your presence;g

You hate all evildoers.h

6You destroy those who tell lies;i

the LORD abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.j

7But I enter Your house

by the abundance of Your faithful love;k

I bow down toward Your holy temple

in reverential awe of You.l

8LORD, lead me in Your righteousnessm

because of my adversaries;n

make Your way straight before me.o

9For there is nothing reliable in what they say;p, q

destruction is within them;

their throat is an open grave;

they flatter with their tongues.r

10Punish them, God;

let them fall by their own schemes.s

Drive them outt because of their many crimes,

for they rebel against You.u

11But let all who take refuge in You rejoice;v

let them shout for joy forever.

May You shelter them,w

and may those who love Your name boast about You.x

12For You, LORD, bless the righteous one;

You surround him with favor like a shield.y

a. 5:1 Ps 38:9
b. 5:2 Ps 28:2
c. 5:2 Ps 84:3
d. 5:3 Ps 88:13
e. 5:3 Jb 13:18; 23:4; Ps 50:21
f. 5:4 Ps 92:15
g. 5:5 Ps 1:5; 73:3; 75:4
h. 5:5 Jb 8:20; Ps 11:5; 45:7
i. 5:6 Rv 21:8
j. 5:6 Ps 55:23
k. 5:7 Ps 69:13; 86:5,15; 106:45; Is 63:7
l. 5:7 Ps 138:2
m. 5:8 Ps 27:11
n. 5:8 Or of those who lie in wait for me
o. 5:8 Pr 4:11
p. 5:9 Lit in his mouth
q. 5:9 Ps 52:2
r. 5:9 Ps 12:3; Pr 26:28; Rm 3:13
s. 5:10 Ps 9:16; 35:8; 141:10
t. 5:10 Mt 13:41-42
u. 5:10 Pr 17:11
v. 5:11 Ps 2:12; 64:10
w. 5:11 Ps 31:20; 61:4
x. 5:11 Ps 9:2
y. 5:12 Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114
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