David prayeth, and profeseth his study in prayer.
Psalms 5:1 Unto the end, for her that obtaineth the inheritance. A psalm for David. Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry. Psalms 5:2 Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. Psalms 5:3 For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice.
God favoureth not the wicked.
Psalms 5:4 In the morning I will stand before thee, and I will see: because thou art not a God that willest iniquity. Psalms 5:5 Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: nor shall the unjust abide before thy eyes. Psalms 5:6 Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: thou wilt destroy all that speak a lie. The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor.
David, professing his faith, prayeth unto God to guide him,
Psalms 5:7 But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy house; I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear. Psalms 5:8 Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: because of my enemies, direct my way in thy sight. Psalms 5:9 For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
to destroy his enemies,
Psalms 5:10 Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with their tongues: judge them, O God. Let them fall from their devices: according to the multitude of their wickednesses cast them out: for they have provoked thee, O Lord.
and to preserve the godly.
Psalms 5:11 But let all them be glad that hope in thee: they shall rejoice for ever, and thou shalt dwell in them. And all they that love thy name shall glory in thee. Psalms 5:12 For thou wilt bless the just. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will.