1
{To the chief Musician.
Upon Nehiloth.
A Psalm of David.}
Give ear to my words, O Jehovah;
consider my meditation.
2
Hearken unto the voice of my crying, my king and my God;
for to thee will I pray.
3
Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice;
in the morning will I address myself to thee, and will look up.
4
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness;
evil shall not sojourn with thee.
5
Insolent fools shall not stand before thine eyes;
thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6
Thou wilt destroy them that speak lies: Jehovah abhorreth a man of blood and deceit.
7
But as for me, in the greatness of thy loving-kindness will I enter thy house;
I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness in thy fear.
8
Lead me, Jehovah, in thy righteousness, because of my foes;
make thy way plain before me.
9
For there is no certainty in their mouth;
their inward part is perversion, their throat is an open sepulchre;
they flatter with their tongue.
10
Bring guilt upon them, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels: drive them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against thee.
11
And all that trust in thee shall rejoice: for ever shall they shout joyously, and thou wilt protect them;
and they that love thy name shall exult in thee.
12
For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous [man];
with favour wilt thou surround him as [with] a shield.