1For the leader. On wind instruments. A psalm of David:
2Give ear to my words, Adonai,
consider my inmost thoughts.
3Listen to my cry for help,
my king and my God, for I pray to you.
4Adonai, in the morning you will hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my needs before you
and wait expectantly.
5For you are not a God
who takes pleasure in wickedness;
evil cannot remain with you.
6Those who brag cannot stand before your eyes,
you hate all who do evil,
7you destroy those who tell lies,
Adonai detests men of blood and deceivers.
8But I can enter your house
because of your great grace and love;
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in reverence for you.
9Lead me, Adonai, in your righteousness
because of those lying in wait for me;
make your way straight before me.
10For in their mouths there is nothing sincere,
within them are calamities,
their throats are open tombs,
they flatter with their tongues.
11God, declare them guilty!
Let them fall through their own intrigues,
For their many crimes, throw them down;
since they have rebelled against you.
12But let all who take refuge in you rejoice,
let them forever shout for joy!
Shelter them; and they will be glad,
those who love your name.
13For you, Adonai, bless the righteous;
you surround them with favor like a shield.