To the Chief Musician. Nehiloth. A Psalm of David
1 Give ear to my words, O Jehovah; consider my meditation.
2 Give attention to the voice of my cry, my King and my God; for unto You will I pray.
3 My voice shall You hear in the morning, O Jehovah; in the morning I will direct my
prayer unto You, and I will look up.
4 For You are not a Mighty God that delights in wickedness; nor shall evil dwell with
5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight. You hate all doers of iniquity.
6 You shall destroy those who speak lies; Jehovah abhors the man of blood and
7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the abundance of Your mercy; I will bow down in Your fear toward Your holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Jehovah, in Your righteousness, because of my enemies; make Your way
straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat
is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Declare them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the
multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.
11 But let all those who put their trust in You rejoice; let them always shout for joy,
because You defend them. And let those who love Your name be joyful in You.
12 For You, O Jehovah, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as
with a shield.