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1 (To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.) Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

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

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

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

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

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

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

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

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

11 But 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.

12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 5 Bible commentary...

God will certainly hear prayer: David gives to God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort. (1-6) He prayed for himself, that God would guide him, and for all the Lord's people, that God would give them joy, and keep them safe. (7-12)

1-6 God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.

7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 5...


Veronica's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 9/01/2014, 3:20am...

If my bible is the 1st thing i put in my mind... it leaves no room for anything else because im fed...


David Moore's Psalms Chapter 5 comment about verse 5 on 8/31/2014, 4:01pm...

While some say, that verse is not literal. I believe it is. I take the Bible as it is written. The Bible says it and that settles it.


Amanda's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 8/27/2014, 6:12pm...

Vs 10 gives me what I want in this chapter, I 'm always happy with the words of God ,I love reading my bible especially the books of psalm, it helps me to meditate ,pray receive God 's blessings. Also I see impossible miracles happening when I communicate to God through the psalms.


Karen White's Psalms Chapter 5 comment about verse 6 on 8/20/2014, 3:02am...

I came wanting to know what leasing meant, The thought entered my mind that it had to do with lying. When you ask of God he will give you knowledge, I thank Him for enlightening me.


Geraldine cole's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 7/17/2014, 7:02am...

Well praise the Lord Jesus then for all he had done the Lord Jesus Love to here his children praise him.when praises go up blessing come down amen!


Lanleyin Tayo's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 6/30/2014, 12:11am...

David used Pslams to commicate with God


Lee's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 6/02/2014, 4:36am...

This psalm is uplifting I want to praise God for waking me up,so I should open my mouth and praise him first thing to give him thanks.


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