Mission of St. Clare logo Psalm 5 Verba mea auribus

Ponder my words, O Lord;
consider my meditation.

O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God;
for unto thee will I make my prayer.

My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord;
early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness;
neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight;
for thou hatest all them that work vanity.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing;
the Lord will abhor both the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

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.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies;
make thy way plain before my face.

For there is no faithfulness in his mouth;
their inward parts are very wickedness.

Their throat is an open sepulchre;
they flatter with their tongue.

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.

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;
for thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.