Lead Me in Your Righteousness
To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
1Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my #[Ps. 39:3]groaning.
2Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my #Ps. 84:3 King and my God,
for #Ps. 65:2to you do I pray.
3O Lord, in #Ps. 88:13; 119:147; 130:6 the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you#5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you and #[Hab. 2:1]watch.
4For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
5The #Ps. 73:3; 75:4; [Hab. 1:13] boastful shall not #See Ps. 1:5 stand before your eyes;
you #Ps. 11:5hate all evildoers.
6You destroy those who speak #[Ps. 4:2]; Rev. 21:8; 22:15 lies;
the Lord abhors #Ps. 55:23the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will #Ps. 132:7 bow down #1 Kgs. 8:29, 30 toward your #Ps. 11:4; 79:1holy temple
in the fear of you.
8 # [Ps. 23:3; 25:4, 5] Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
# [Ezra 8:21] make your way straight before me.
9For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is #Ps. 52:2 destruction;
# Cited Rom. 3:13 their throat is #Jer. 5:16 an open grave;
they #Ps. 12:2; Prov. 2:16; 7:5flatter with their tongue.
10 # [Isa. 24:6] Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them #[2 Sam. 15:31; 17:14, 23]fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
11But let all who #Ps. 2:12 take refuge in you #Ps. 33:21 rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may #[Ps. 9:2; 1 Sam. 2:1]exult in you.
12For you #Ps. 115:13 bless the righteous, O Lord;
you #[Ps. 103:4] cover him with favor as with #[Ps. 35:2]a shield.