Trust in God for Deliverance from Enemies

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord;

give heed to my groaning.

Hearken to the sound of my cry,

my King and my God,

for to thee do I pray.

O Lord, in the morning thou dost hear my voice;

in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for thee, and watch.

For thou art not a God who delights in wickedness;

evil may not sojourn with thee.

The boastful may not stand before thy eyes;

thou hatest all evildoers.

Thou destroyest those who speak lies;

the Lord abhors bloodthirsty and deceitful men.

But I through the abundance of thy steadfast love

will enter thy house,

I will worship toward thy holy temple

in the fear of thee.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness

because of my enemies;

make thy way straight before me.

For there is no truth in their mouth;

their heart is destruction,

their throat is an open sepulchre,

they flatter with their tongue.

10 Make them bear their guilt, O God;

let them fall by their own counsels;

because of their many transgressions cast them out,

for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all who take refuge in thee rejoice,

let them ever sing for joy;

and do thou defend them,

that those who love thy name may exult in thee.

12 For thou dost bless the righteous, O Lord;

thou dost cover him with favor as with a shield.