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Psalm 5. Verba mea auribus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - First Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Give ear to my words, O Lord; *
    consider my meditation.
  2. Hearken to my cry for help, my King and my God, *
    for I make my prayer to you.
  3. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; *
    early in the morning I make my appeal and watch for you.
  4. For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, *
    and evil cannot dwell with you.
  5. Braggarts cannot stand in your sight; *
    you hate all those who work wickedness.
  6. You destroy those who speak lies; *
    the bloodthirsty and deceitful, O Lord, you abhor.
  7. But as for me, through the greatness of your mercy I will go into your house; *
    I will bow down toward your holy temple in awe of you.
  8. Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness, because of those who lie in wait for me; *
    make your way straight before me.
  9. For there is no truth in their mouth; *
    there is destruction in their heart;
  10. Their throat is an open grave; *
    they flatter with their tongue.
  11. Declare them guilty, O God; *
    let them fall, because of their schemes.
  12. Because of their many transgressions cast them out, *
    for they have rebelled against you.
  13. But all who take refuge in you will be glad; *
    they will sing out their joy for ever.
  14. You will shelter them, *
    so that those who love your Name may exult in you.
  15. For you, O Lord, will bless the righteous; *
    you will defend them with your favor as with a shield.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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