For the music leader. For the flutes. A psalm of David.
1Hear my words, Lord!
Consider my groans!
2Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,
because I am praying to you!
3Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.
In the morning I lay it all out before you.
Then I wait expectantly.
4Because you aren’t a God
who enjoys wickedness;
evil doesn’t live with you.
5Arrogant people won’t last long
in your sight;
you hate all evildoers;
6you destroy liars.
The Lord despises people who are violent and dishonest.
7But me? I will enter your house
because of your abundant, faithful love;
I will bow down at your holy temple,
8Lord, because of many enemies,
please lead me in your righteousness.
Make your way clear,
right in front of me.
9Because there’s no truth in my enemies’ mouths,
all they have inside them is destruction.
Their throats are open graves;
their tongues slick with talk.
10Condemn them, God!
Let them fail by their own plans.
Throw them out for their many sins
because they’ve rebelled against you.
11But let all who take refuge in you celebrate.
Let them sing out loud forever!
so that all who love your name
can rejoice in you.
12Because you, Lord, bless the righteous.
You cover them with favor like a shield.