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Psalm 5

(from Day 1 Morning Prayer)

Verba mea auribus

  1. PONDER my words, O Lord: consider my meditation
  2. O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer.
  3. My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord: early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
  4. For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness: neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
  5. Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight: for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
  6. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
  7. But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
  8. Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies: make thy way plain before my face.
  9. For there is no faithfulness in his mouth: their inward parts are very wickedness.
  10. Their throat is an open sepulchre: they flatter with their tongue.
  11. Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations: cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.
  12. And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
  13. For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous: and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.