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Psalm 5 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

(0) For the leader. On wind instruments. A psalm of David:

(1) Give ear to my words, Adonai,
consider my inmost thoughts.
(2) Listen to my cry for help,
my king and my God, for I pray to you.
(3) Adonai, in the morning you will hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my needs before you
and wait expectantly.

(4) For you are not a God
who takes pleasure in wickedness;
evil cannot remain with you.
(5) Those who brag cannot stand before your eyes,
you hate all who do evil,
(6) you destroy those who tell lies,
Adonai detests men of blood and deceivers.

(7) But I can enter your house
because of your great grace and love;
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in reverence for you.
(8) Lead me, Adonai, in your righteousness
because of those lying in wait for me;
make your way straight before me.
10 (9) For in their mouths there is nothing sincere,
within them are calamities,
their throats are open tombs,
they flatter with their tongues.
11 (10) God, declare them guilty!
Let them fall through their own intrigues,
For their many crimes, throw them down;
since they have rebelled against you.

12 (11) But let all who take refuge in you rejoice,
let them forever shout for joy!
Shelter them; and they will be glad,
those who love your name.
13 (12) For you, Adonai, bless the righteous;
you surround them with favor like a shield.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

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Psalm 5 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 5[a]

For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.

Listen to my words, Lord,
    consider my lament.
Hear my cry for help,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
    with you, evil people are not welcome.
The arrogant cannot stand
    in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
    you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
    you, Lord, detest.
But I, by your great love,
    can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
    toward your holy temple.

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies—
    make your way straight before me.
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
    their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
    with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
    Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
    for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
    let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
    you surround them with your favor as with a shield.


  1. Psalm 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.
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