To the leader: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
give heed to my sighing.
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.
evil will not sojourn with you.
you hate all evildoers.
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful.
will enter your house,
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in awe of you.
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.
their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
they flatter with their tongues.
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
you cover them with favor as with a shield.
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