“Give ear to my words, O Lord,
Consider my meditation.
Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
Nor shall evil dwell with You.
The boastful shall not stand in Your sight
You hate all workers of iniquity.
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood
The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy
In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies
Make Your way straight before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction
Their throat is an open tomb
They flatter with their tongue.
Pronounce them guilty, O God!
Let them fall by their own counsels
Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
For they have rebelled against You.
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” Psalm 5