1 For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; a psalm of David. Listen to what I say, Lord! Carefully consider my complaint! 2 Pay attention to my cry for help, my king and my God, for I am praying to you!
3 Lord, in the morning you will hear me; in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer.
4 Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil; evil people cannot dwell with you. 5 Arrogant people cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who behave wickedly. 6 You destroy liars; the Lord despises violent and deceitful people.
7 But as for me, because of your great faithfulness I will enter your house; I will bow down toward your holy temple as I worship you. 8 Lord, lead me in your righteousness because of those who wait to ambush me, remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me!
9 For they do not speak the truth; their stomachs are like the place of destruction, their throats like an open grave, their tongues like a steep slope leading into it. 10 Condemn them, O God! May their own schemes be their downfall! Drive them away because of their many acts of insurrection, for they have rebelled against you.