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