Lead Me in Your Righteousness
To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
1Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my groaning.
2Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
3O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you1 and watch.
4For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
5The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
6You destroy those who speak lies;
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in the fear of you.
8Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.
9For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongue.
10Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
11But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
12For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.
- 1 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you
O Lord, Deliver My Life
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith.1 A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
2Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord—how long?
4Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?
6I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.
8Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
- 1 6:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.