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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|NoBook| 23:4Ps 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|NoBook| 73:3|NoBook| 75:4
You hate all evildoers. #Jb 8:20Ps 11:5|NoBook| 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|NoBook| 86:5|NoBook| 106:45Is 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 12:3Pr 26:28Rm 3:13
10Punish them, God;
let them fall by their own schemes. #Ps 9:16|NoBook| 35:8|NoBook| 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|NoBook| 64:10
let them shout for joy forever.
May You shelter them, #Ps 31:20|NoBook| 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 15:1Dt 33:29Ps 3:3|NoBook| 18:2|NoBook| 28:7|NoBook| 119:114

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