David prayeth, and profeseth his study in prayer.
Psalms 5:1 To the Overseer, 'Concerning the Inheritances.'A Psalm of David. My sayings hear, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation. Psalms 5:2 Be attentive to the voice of my cry, My king and my God, For unto Thee I pray habitually. Psalms 5:3 Jehovah, [at] morning Thou hearest my voice, [At] morning I set in array for Thee, And I look out.
God favoureth not the wicked.
Psalms 5:4 For not a God desiring wickedness [art] Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not. Psalms 5:5 The boastful station not themselves before Thine eyes: Thou hast hated all working iniquity. Psalms 5:6 Thou destroyest those speaking lies, A man of blood and deceit Jehovah doth abominate.
David, professing his faith, prayeth unto God to guide him,
Psalms 5:7 And I, in the abundance of Thy kindness, I enter Thy house, I bow myself toward Thy holy temple in Thy fear. Psalms 5:8 O Jehovah, lead me in Thy righteousness, Because of those observing me, Make straight before me Thy way, Psalms 5:9 For there is no stability in their mouth. Their heart [is] mischiefs, An open grave [is] their throat, Their tongue they make smooth.
to destroy his enemies,
Psalms 5:10 Declare them guilty, O God, Let them fall from their own counsels, In the abundance of their transgressions Drive them away, Because they have rebelled against Thee.
and to preserve the godly.
Psalms 5:11 And rejoice do all trusting in Thee, To the age they sing, and Thou coverest them over, And those loving Thy name exult in Thee. Psalms 5:12 For Thou blessest the righteous, O Jehovah, As a buckler with favour dost compass him!