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Psalm 5:8-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)


But I, through the abundance of your mercy,[a]
    will enter into your house.
I will bow down toward your holy sanctuary
    out of fear of you.
Lord, guide me in your justice because of my foes;
    make straight your way before me.


10 For there is no sincerity in their mouth;
    their heart is corrupt.
Their throat[b] is an open grave;
    on their tongue are subtle lies.


  1. 5:8 Mercy: used to translate the Hebrew word, hesed. This term speaks to a relationship between persons. It is manifested in concrete actions to persons with some need or desire. The one who offers hesed has the ability to respond to that need of the other person. Other possible ways to translate hesed include “steadfast love” and “loving kindness.”
  2. 5:10 Their throat: their speech brings harm to their hearers (cf. Jer 5:16). The verse mentions four parts of the body, each a source of evil to the innocent.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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