LXX Psalm 5

Greek Text

For the end, for the heir. A song of David.

Listen to my words, Lord! Take notice of my cry! Pay attention to sound of my request, my king and my God! Because to you I will pray, Lord. In the morning you will hear my voice; in the morning I will present myself to you, and I will watch.

You are not a God who desires lawlessness, and the one who lives wickedly will not live close to you. The violent will not stand firm before your eyes; you hate all those who live lawlessly. You will destroy all those who lie. The Lord detests a man of bloodshed and deception.

But I, in light of the multitude of your mercy, will enter your house. I will worship toward your holy temple in fear of you. Lord, lead me by your justice on account of my enemies; make your way clear before me because truth is not in their mouths. Their hearts are foolish. Their throats are open graves. With their tongues they deceive. Judge them, God! May they fall away from their schemes. According to the multitude of their ungodliness, drive them away because they provoked you, Lord.

Let all those who hope in you be glad. They will rejoice forever. You will encamp among them, and all those who love your name will boast in you because you will bless justly. Lord, like a shield surround us with your favor.