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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

  • Brianna vs. 3
    The morning is an excellent time to begin your spiritual routine. We are more refreshed in the mornings, and distractions are generally few. Regularly praying and reading the Bible in the morning, can help us through the day. Everyone's schedule is different Personally, the morning is the best time for me . Find a good time for you where you can draw close to God. You will see benefits.
  • Bruce
    That's what Satan Done in The Garden, Twisted The Words of The Lord Saying: Yea, Hath God Said---(Genesis 3:1) Before is Not to be Taken Lightly. For if You are Not Covered by The Blood of The Lamb Before There is After, The Answer Only Can Be (Revelation 20:15)
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    Now, if it yet be Christ that is coming again or Christ that will return, then you are saying you are before the coming again or before the return of Christ. Thus, you condemn yourself as being a thief and robber. As it is written, All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. (The wicked fall by their own counsels and do show themselves as antichrists.)
  • Bruce
    Christ Leaves this World and Goes to The Father(John16:28)Jesus Will Come Back in like Manner as You Seen Him Go(Acts1:11) Behold I See Heaven Open and The Son of Man Standing on The Right Hand of God(Acts7:56)For The Lord Himself Shall Descend From Heaven with a Shout(1 Thessalonians4:16) YES He is Coming Again. He Will Return. Thiefs,Robbers and Antichrist Say "He's Not Coming Back"
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The living Word of God now says; All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers. Yet ye that screen and post here say, When the Lord comes! and When the Lord returns! The living Word of God now says; Every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God. Yet ye that screen and post here confess not. Verily, you are naked as thieves, robbers and antichrists.
  • MP
    LORD JESUS, MY YEHOVAH JIREH PLEASE HELP ME AS I AM GOING THROUGH A TURMOIL IN LIFE WITH NO SECURE JOB AND FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. I TRUST IN THEE AND BELIEVE IN THEE AND I KNOW THAT THOU WILL PROVIDE FOR ME AND GET ME OUT OF MY FINANCIAL CRISIS. AMEN!AMEN!AMEN!
  • Granty
    God will reward the faithful as well as those who fear him. Unbelievers, unfaithfuls, liars, evil doers and rebels beware.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 5:4 for thou art not a GOD that hath pleasure in wickedness neither shall evil dwell with thee PROVERBS 17:15 he that justifieth the wicked and he that condemneth the just even they both are abomination to THE LORD ISAIAH 5:20 woe unto them that call evil good and good evil that put darkness for light and light for darkness that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter

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