Psalm 5 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 5)
5:1 «To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.» Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my a meditation.

(a) That is, my vehement prayer and secret complaint and sighings.

5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct [my prayer] unto thee, and will b look up.

(b) Or wait, with patience and trust till I am heard.

5:4 For thou [art] not a God that hath pleasure in c wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

(c) Seeing that God of nature hates wickedness, he must punish the wicked and save the godly.

5:5 d The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

(d) Who run blindly after their carnal desires.

5:7 But as for me, I e will come [into] thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: [and] in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

(e) In the deepest of his temptations he puts his full confidence in God.

5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness f because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

(f) Because you are just, therefore lead me out of the dangers of my enemies.

5:10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them g fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

(g) Let their devices come to nothing.

5:11 But h let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

(h) Your favour toward me will confirm the faith of all others.

5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour i wilt thou compass him as [with] a shield.

(i) So that he will be safe from all dangers.