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To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

51Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

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

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

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

5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.5.5 in…: Heb. before thine eyes

6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.5.6 bloody…: Heb. man of bloods and deceit

7But 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.5.7 thy holy…: Heb. the temple of thy holiness

8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.5.8 mine…: Heb. those which observe me

9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.5.9 faithfulness: or, stedfastness5.9 their mouth: Heb. his mouth, that is, the mouth of any of them5.9 very…: Heb. wickednesses

10Destroy 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.5.10 Destroy…: or, Make them guilty5.10 by…: or, from their counsels

11But 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.5.11 defendest…: Heb. coverest over, or, protectest them

12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.5.12 compass: Heb. crown

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To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

61O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.6.1 chief…: or, overseer6.1 Sheminith: or, the eighth

2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.6.6 all…: or, every night

7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

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Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.

71O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:7.1 words: or, business

2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.7.2 none…: Heb. not a deliverer

3O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

10My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.7.10 My…: Heb. My buckler is upon God

11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.7.11 judgeth…: or, is a righteous judge

12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

15He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.7.15 He made a pit: Heb. He hath digged a pit

16His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.