1 give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you i pray.
3 in the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning i lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
4 you are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 the arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 you destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
7 but i, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will i bow down toward your holy temple.
8 lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies– make straight your way before me.
9 not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit.
10 declare them guilty, O God! let their intrigues be their downfall. banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
11 but let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 for surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as a shield.