To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
1Give ear to my words, O LORD,
Consider my meditation.
2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God:
For unto thee will I pray.
3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
Neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing:
The LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:
And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
Make thy way straight before my face.
9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is very wickedness;
Their throat is an open sepulchre;
They flatter with their tongue.
10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels;
Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous;
With favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.