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O LORD, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.
For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with Thee.
The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight; Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Thou destroyest them that speak falsehood; the LORD abhorreth the man of blood and of deceit.
But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house; I will bow down toward Thyholy temple in the fear of Thee.
O LORD, lead me in Thy righteousness because of them that lie in wait for me; make Thy way straight before myface.
For there is no sincerity in their mouth; their inward part is a yawning gulf, their throat is an open sepulchre; theymake smooth their tongue.
Hold them guilty, O God, let them fall by their own counsels;
cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against Thee.
So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice, they shall ever shout for joy, and Thou shalt shelter them;
let them also that love Thy name exult in Thee.
For Thou dost bless the righteous; O LORD, Thou dost encompass him with favour as with a shield.
For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
Be gracious unto me, O LORD, for I languish away; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are affrighted.
My soul also is sore affrighted; and Thou, O LORD, how long?
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy's sake.
For in death there is no remembrance of Thee; in the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I melt away my couch with my tears.
Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD receiveth my prayer.
All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning Cush a Benjamite.
O LORD my God, in Thee have I taken refuge; save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it, and tread my life down to the earth; yea, let him lay my glory inthe dust. Selah
Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries; yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.
O LORD, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked, and that Thou wouldest establish the righteous;
for the righteous God trieth the heart and reins.
My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge, yea, a God that hath indignation every day:
If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;
He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death, yea, His arrows which He made sharp.
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
I will give thanks unto the LORD according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of the LORDMost High.
For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.