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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.

Commentary for Psalms 5

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.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 5

  • Geraldine cole
    The Lord Jesus knew us before we were born and He knew who would accept him and who would not all will not accept Jesus and No man can come to Jesus unless he draw him and after he does and u hear his voice that mean he has open your spiritual ears that the first step.after that u must repent of your sins and pray for the Holy Ghost and live a life for Jesus .realizing the devil will fight u pt 1
  • Irene123
    TO SONJAWILSON - PS. 5 -- LOOK UP MATT.4:19; 4:21; 4:25; 9:9; FOR REF. TO JESUS "'CHOOSING' US, AND NOT WE CHOOSING HIM. HE KNOWS THE HEARTS OF ALL MEN AND CHOOSES THOSE WHO HE KNOWS WILL FOLLOW HIM. AND WHY NOT? WHY WOULD HE CHOOSE THOSE WHOM HE KNOWS WON'T FOLLOW? GRANTED, SOME LEFT HIM AFTER FOLLOWING HIM, BUT HE ALSO KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. IT WAS THEIR CHOICE TO LEAVE HIM.
  • Irene123
    TO SONJAWILSON - PS. 5 -- WE DO NOT 'ACCEPT' CHRIST; HE 'CHOOSES' US AND DRAWS US -- MATT.15:16; MATT. 20: 16. WHEN TURN TO HIM IN REPENTANCE - HE IS DRAWING YOU; YOU AREN'T CHOOSING HIM; YOU HAVE TO 'THINK' ABOUT THIS CONCEPT AND ASK - IN JESUS NAME - FOR UNDERSTANDING; HE'LL GIVE IT TO. UN-REPENTANT MAN CANNOT 'CHOOSE' GOD. YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE CHOOSING HIM, BUT HE CHOOSES YOU.
  • Kathleenkm I in
    The unsaved will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgement. They are already guilty,but must stand and be sentenced. The saved will go before the Judgement Seat Of Christ. We will be given our rewards and must still give an account of our lives.
  • Vladimir
    John 3:17-20 - For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, becaus
  • Carolyn
    We will stand before the Lord for our rewards if you are saved. To read our crown

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According to Psalm 5, God takes no pleasure in what?
  • Laziness
  • Wickedness
  • Inconsistency
  • Fear