Psalm 5

Morning prayer and praise before entering the Lord's house
This psalm may be read with Psalm 4, an evening prayer
 1 ¶ <<To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.>> Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
.3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
  1 - Meditation The Psalmist offers more than words. The Hebrew word is used only here and in ps03903 where it is translated "musings." Compare ro0826.
  2 - My King See ps0110.
  3 - In the morning An important example for us. Our first activity needs to be a full commitment to our King whose Spirit will guide us through the day. pr05517, ps08813.
  3 - Direct Literally "set in order."
 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
 5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 
 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
  6 - Leasing An Old English word for "lie."
.7 ¶ 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. 
 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
  7 - Fear Deep reverence. re1407.
  7 - Worship Literally "prostrate myself." Only priests entered the sanctuary. Bowing twoard it was an act of seeking God. See da0610.
 9 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. 
 10 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.
  10 - Destroy thou them Better translated "Hold them guilty."
.11 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. 
.12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
  11 - Name Identity or character. See pr2201
  12 - Compass him Or "crown him."
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