To the Chief Musician. With 1Flutes. A Psalm of David.
1 Give aear to my words, O Lord,
Consider my 2meditation.
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
bIn the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
Nor shall evil 3dwell with You.
You hate all workers of iniquity.
The Lord abhors the ebloodthirsty and deceitful man.
In fear of You I will worship toward 4Your holy temple.
8 fLead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
Make Your way straight before my face.
9 For there is no 5faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction;
gTheir throat is an open tomb;
They flatter with their tongue.
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
For they have rebelled against You.
Let them ever shout for joy, because You 6defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
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