For the Chief Musician; with the 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 do I pray.
3O LORD, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.
4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
Evil shall not sojourn with thee.
5The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight:
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies:
The LORD abhorreth the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7But as for me, in the multitude of thy lovingkindness will I come into thy house:
In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
Make thy way plain 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.
10Hold them guilty, O God;
Let them fall by their own counsels:
Thrust 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 wilt bless the righteous;
O LORD, thou wilt compass him with favour as with a shield.