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Tehillim 5 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

(For the one directing. For the flutes. Mizmor Dovid) Give ear to my words, Hashem, consider my meditation.

(3) Pay heed unto the voice of my cry, Malki v’Elohai; for unto Thee will I daven.

(4) My voice shalt Thou hear in the boker, Hashem; in the boker will I bring my prayer before Thee as a spiritual sacrifice and wait for an answer.

(5) For Thou art not El that hath pleasure in resha; neither shall rah dwell with Thee.

(6) The holelim (arrogant) shall not stand in Thy sight; Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

(7) Thou shalt destroy them that speak kazav (falsehood); Hashem will abhor the ish damim u’mirmah (bloody and deceitful man).

(8) But as for me, I will come into Thy Bais in the multitude of Thy chesed; and in Thy fear will I bow down toward Thy Heikhal Kodesh.

(9) Lead me, Hashem, in Thy tzedakah because of mine enemies; make Thy Derech straight before my face.

(10) For there is nothing trustworthy in their mouth; their inwardness is a corruptible abyss; their throat is an open kever; they speak smooth deceit with their leshon.

10 (11) Punish them, Elohim; let them fall by their own intrigues; in the multitude of their peysha’im cast them out; for they have rebelled against Thee.

11 (12) But let all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice; let them shout for joy l’olam, and spread Thou protection over them that they be joyful in Thee, who love Shemecha (Thy Name).

12 (13) For Thou, Hashem, wilt bless the Tzaddik; with ratzon (favor) wilt Thou encompass him as with a tzinnah (large rectangular shield).

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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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