[For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.] Listen to my words, LORD; consider my sighing.
Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You.
At daybreak, LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.
For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot lodge with You.
The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who tell lies; the LORD abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.
But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love; I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You.
LORD, lead me in Your righteousness, because of my adversaries; make Your way straight before me.
For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.
Punish them, God; let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them out because of their many crimes, for they rebel against You.
But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about You.
For You, LORD, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield.