Psalm 5 of David the Shepherd King










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.

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.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

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.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; 

make thy way straight 

before my face.

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.

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.

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.


Please share your reflections on this psalm with me.  Thanks! — Bob Wilhelm


© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2018