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5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
5:2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
5:7 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.
5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
5:9 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.
5:10 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.
5:11 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.
5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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Everything King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 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

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