Psalm 5. Verba mea auribus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The First Day - Morning Prayer.
- PONDER my words, O Lord, *
consider my meditation.
- O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God: *
for unto thee will I make my prayer.
- My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; *
early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
- For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness; *
neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
- Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight; *
for thou hatest all them that work iniquity.
- Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies: *
the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
- But as for me, in the multitude of thy mercy I will come into thine house; *
and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
- Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; *
make thy way plain before my face.
- For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; *
their inward parts are very wickedness.
- Their throat is an open sepulchre; *
they flatter with their tongue.
- Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations; *
cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.
- And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: *
they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
- For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, *
and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.
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