1Give ear to my words, O Yahweh. Consider my sighing.
2Pay attention to the sound of my cry my King and my God, for it is to you that I pray.
3O Yahweh, in the morning you will hear my voice. In the morning I will make preparations for you and will carefully watch.
4For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness. Evil cannot sojourn with you.
5The ones who boast cannot stand before your eyes. You hate all workers of wickedness.
6You will destroy those who speak falsehood. The man of blood-guilt and deceit Yahweh abhors.
7But as for me, through the abundance of your covenant loyalty I will enter into your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in reverence of you.
8Lead me, O Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies. Make your road straight before my face.
9For there is nothing trustworthy in their mouth. Their inward part is destruction. Their throat is an open grave. They flatter with their tongue.
10Declare them guilty, O God. Let them fall by their own plans. Drive them away because of the multitude of their transgressions, for they have disobeyed you.
11But let all those who seek refuge in you rejoice; let them continually shout for joy. And spread your protection over them so that those who love your name may exalt in you.
12For it is you who blesses the righteous person. O Yahweh, you will surround him with favor like a large shield.