Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice,
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice
for you and watch.
For you are not a God
who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand
before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak lies;
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty
and deceitful man.
But I, through the abundance
of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward
your holy temple
in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.
For there is no truth in their mouth;
their innermost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave
they flatter with their tongue.
Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of
their transgressions, cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy;
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name
may exult in you.
For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.