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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...


Jentrix's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 4/24/2014, 4:31am...

the lord is my sherphered and shall not forsake him,i like reading the bible it helps me to write songs aas a worshiper espeacily pslams.


Ethel's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 4/13/2014, 11:11pm...

v 5 8 LORD, make thou way plain and straight before my face, is my prayers, to early rise me to seek your face.


Willyjon's Psalms Chapter 5 comment about verse 12 on 4/13/2014, 6:41pm...

Holy verse from a holy God


Blessed's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 4/13/2014, 11:09am...

Don 't get self righteous. JESUS is the righteousness of GOD. Therefore we are to let the mind that is JESUS be are mind. Let this mind be in you that is in CHRIST JESUS. Don 't ' get to the point of success and think you did it. Don 't think that you just too grown and to spiritual to repent. When you get too successful and too grown to do your first works. You are self righteous. You need to pray today as much as you did when you first accepted CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR. The fervor of which you praised and worshipped GOD at the beginning of your salvation should be in your life today. Praising and worshipping GOD IS WHAT WE WERE CREATED FOR. PRAISE GOD I LOVE YOU FATHER.


Toni's Psalms Chapter 5 comment about verse 12 on 4/13/2014, 7:32am...

It pays to serve God sincerely. To walk upright before Him and to call on the name of His beloved Son Jesus every day of our lives. God is our present help. He gives joy, peace and spiritual prosperity to those who love Him and keep His commandments. In a world filled with evil and darkness, we need God 's protection to keep us from all the hurt, harm and danger. And remember, God 's angels encamp around them that fear Him. It pays to pray and seek Jesus every day of our lives.


MockingBird's Psalms Chapter 5 comment about verse 12 on 4/13/2014, 7:28am...

The Lord God is my shield As long as I am a doer of His word. Righteousness Give unto the Lord Glory Strength. Enjoy doing what God says and He will back you !!!


Pat's Psalms Chapter 5 comment on 4/11/2014, 5:36am...

I love Psalm 5.I feel like I 'm waking up to something each day.just knowing i can read it.I thank God for each day of his Grace Mercy.the 1st 3 verses is my refil.I 'm loving it !!!


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