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.