Psalm 5

(Note: The words ‘bloody’ and ‘open sepulchre’ in C and C’ have no obvious connection until you read Romans 3:13 and 3:15 where both concepts are brought together describing the same type of wicked person.)

A  To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

A. 1-3 Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD;
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

B  (4-5)  For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
neither shall evil dwell with thee.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

C  (6)  Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing:
the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

D  (7)  But as for me,
I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:
and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

D’  (8)  Lead me, O LORD,
in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
make thy way straight before my face.

C’  (9)  For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
their inward part is very wickedness;
their throat is an open sepulchre;
they flatter with their tongue.

B’  (10)  Destroy thou them, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions;
for they have rebelled against thee.

A’  (11-12)  But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous;
with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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