Prayer for Protection from the Wicked.

For the choir director; for flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David.

1 aGive ear to my words, O Lord,

Consider my 1bgroaning.

2 Heed athe sound of my cry for help, bmy King and my God,

For to You I pray.

3 In the morning, O Lord, 1You will hear my voice;

In the amorning I will order my 2prayer to You and eagerly bwatch.

4 For You are not a God awho takes pleasure in wickedness;

bNo evil 1dwells with You.

5 The aboastful shall not bstand before Your eyes;

You chate all who do iniquity.

6 You adestroy those who speak falsehood;

The Lord abhors bthe man of bloodshed and deceit.

7 But as for me, aby Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,

1At Your holy temple I will bbow in creverence for You.

8 O Lord, alead me bin Your righteousness cbecause of 1my foes;

Make Your way 2straight before me.

9 There is anothing 1reliable in 2what they say;

Their binward part is destruction itself.

Their cthroat is an open grave;

They 3flatter with their tongue.

10 Hold them guilty, O God;

aBy their own devices let them fall!

In the multitude of their transgressions bthrust them out,

For they are crebellious against You.

11 But let all who atake refuge in You bbe glad,

Let them ever sing for joy;

And 1may You cshelter them,

That those who dlove Your name may exult in You.

12 For it is You who ablesses the righteous man, O Lord,

You bsurround him with favor as with a shield.


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