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The Refuge of the Righteous
For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.
1Listen to my words, Lord;
consider my sighing. # Ps 38:9
2Pay attention to the sound of my cry, # Ps 28:2
my King and my God, # Ps 84:3
for I pray to You.
3At daybreak, # Ps 88:13 Lord, You hear my voice;
at daybreak I plead my case to You # Jb 13:18; 23:4; Ps 50:21 and watch expectantly.
4For You are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil cannot dwell with You. # Ps 92:15
5The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; # Ps 1:5; 73:3; 75:4
You hate all evildoers. # Jb 8:20; Ps 11:5; 45:7
6You destroy those who tell lies; # Rv 21:8
the Lord abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery. # Ps 55:23
7But I enter Your house
by the abundance of Your faithful love; # Ps 69:13; 86:5,15; 106:45; Is 63:7
I bow down toward Your holy temple
in reverential awe of You. # Ps 138:2
8Lord, lead me in Your righteousness # Ps 27:11
because of my adversaries; # Or of those who lie in wait for me
make Your way straight before me. # Pr 4:11
9For there is nothing reliable in what they say; # Lit in his mouth # Ps 52:2
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues. # Ps 12:3; Pr 26:28; Rm 3:13
10Punish them, God;
let them fall by their own schemes. # Ps 9:16; 35:8; 141:10
Drive them out # Mt 13:41-42 because of their many crimes,
for they rebel against You. # Pr 17:11
11But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; # Ps 2:12; 64:10
let them shout for joy forever.
May You shelter them, # Ps 31:20; 61:4
and may those who love Your name boast about You. # Ps 9:2
12For You, Lord, bless the righteous one;
You surround him with favor like a shield. # Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114

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