+     Text Size    

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

  • LadyA
    I believe and know that my God lives. The Lord is good and his grace covers me from day to day. My God is always with me.He is a healer, delivery and Protection.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 5:10 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 psalm 144:3 LORD what is man that thou takest knowledge of him or the son of man that thou makest account of him proverbs 22:20 have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge proverbs 1:30 they would none of MY counsel they despised all MY reproof 1:31 therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices 1:33 BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL Isaiah 2:22 cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils FOR WHEREIN IS HE TO BE ACCOUNTED OF 1 kings 18:21 and Elijah came unto all the people and said how long halt ye between two opinions if the LORD be GOD follow him but if baal then follow him AND THE PEOPLE ANSWERED NOT A WORD proverbs 18:2 a fool hath no delight in understanding but that his heart may be discovered proverbs 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST THIS IS THE TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 4:5 offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the LORD romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of GOD that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy acceptable unto GOD which is your reasonable service mark 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the gospels the same shall save john 15:13 greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends 15:14 you are MY friends ---IF---you do whatsoever I command you-------LOVING THE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Librarygal143
    Much needed words today. Thank you Lord!
  • KMC
    c o 01 15 2017 KJV BIBLE Online 2017 Reference: Psalms 5:11 Staff Thank You! Jesus Christ, of Our Lord God, Is His Holy Name! Thank You! Sincerely KMC
  • Donald Poore
    Roman 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

View All Comments for Psalms Chapter 5...

What Do You Think of Psalms 5?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...
Remaining characters: 400

Bible Trivia

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