Project 119: Psalm 5 & Psalm 6

 |  Project 119

Morning: Psalm 5

Lead Me in Your Righteousness

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

5 Give ear to my words, O Lord;     
consider my groaning.
2 Give attention to the sound of my cry,     
my King and my God,     
for to you do I pray.
3 O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;     
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;     
evil may not dwell with you.
5 The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;     
you hate all evildoers.
6 You destroy those who speak lies;     
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

7 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.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness     
because of my enemies;     
make your way straight before me.

9 For there is no truth in their mouth;     
their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave;     
they flatter with their tongue.
10 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.

11 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.
12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord;     
you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Evening: Psalm 6

O Lord, Deliver My Life

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,     
nor discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;     
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.     
But you, O Lord—how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;     
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;     
in Sheol who will give you praise?

6 I am weary with my moaning;     
every night I flood my bed with tears;     
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;     
it grows weak because of all my foes.

8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,     
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea;     
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;     
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.