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Psalms 5

Introduction

1David prays, and professes his study in prayer.
4God favours not the wicked.
7David, professing his faith, prays to God to guide him;
10to destroy his enemies;
11and to preserve the godly.

Verse 1

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
Give
17:1; 54:2; 55:1,2; 64:1; 80:1; 86:1; 1 Peter 3:12; 1 John 5:14,15
consider my
19:14; 1 Samuel 1:13,16; *marg:; Romans 8:26
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:28 - hearken; 2 Chronicles 6:19 - to hearken; Psalm 9:16 - Higgaion; Psalm 25:4 - General; Psalm 61:1 - Hear; Psalm 86:6 - General; Psalm 130:2 - let thine ears

Verse 2

Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
unto the
3:4
my King
10:16; 24:7,8; 44:4; 47:6,7; 74:12; 99:1-4; 145:1; Isaiah 33:22
unto thee
65:2
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:19 - to hearken; Psalm 17:1 - attend; Psalm 18:3 - I will; Psalm 19:14 - Let; Psalm 20:9 - let; Psalm 27:7 - General; Psalm 28:1 - Unto; Psalm 55:17 - Evening; Psalm 86:6 - General; Psalm 102:1 - Hear; Psalm 119:149 - Hear; Psalm 130:2 - let thine ears; Matthew 6:5 - when

Verse 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.
22:2; 55:17; 69:16; 88:13; 119:147; 130:6; Isaiah 26:9; Mark 1:35
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:27 - early; Exodus 29:39 - in the morning; Exodus 36:3 - every morning; 1 Samuel 1:19 - they rose; 1 Kings 18:43 - Go up; Job 1:5 - rose up; Psalm 18:3 - I will; Psalm 59:16 - morning; Psalm 63:1 - early; Psalm 119:149 - Hear; Psalm 141:2 - set forth

Verse 4

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
God
50:21; 1 Chronicles 29:17; Habakkuk 1:13; Malachi 2:17
evil
94:20; 101:7; 140:13; John 14:23; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:23,27
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 23:18 - any vow; Deuteronomy 32:19 - And when; Joshua 7:12 - the children; Psalm 11:5 - wicked; Psalm 93:5 - holiness; Proverbs 8:13 - pride; Hebrews 10:38 - my; 1 John 1:6 - fellowship

Verse 5

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
The
14:1; 92:6; 94:8; Proverbs 1:7,22; 8:5; Ecclesiastes 5:4; Habakkuk 1:13
stand
1:5; 130:3
in thy sight
Heb. before thine eyes. thou.
10:3; Leviticus 20:23; Proverbs 6:16-19; Hosea 9:15; Zechariah 11:8; Matthew 7:23; 25:41
Reciprocal: Joshua 7:12 - the children; Job 34:22 - the; Psalm 11:5 - wicked; Proverbs 8:13 - pride; Jeremiah 35:19 - stand; Zechariah 8:17 - things; Matthew 25:12 - 1know; 1 Peter 2:15 - foolish

Verse 6

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
destroy
4:2; Revelation 21:8; 22:15
the bloody, etc
Heb. man of bloods and deceit.
26:8-10; 43:1; 55:23; Genesis 34:14,25,26; 2 Samuel 16:8; 20:1; Isaiah 26:21; Romans 1:29
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:1 - General; 2 Samuel 11:27 - displeased; 2 Samuel 16:7 - bloody man; 2 Chronicles 23:15 - they slew her there; Psalm 9:5 - destroyed; Psalm 10:3 - abhorreth; Psalm 59:4 - awake; Psalm 139:19 - Surely; Proverbs 6:17 - lying; Proverbs 12:13 - wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips; Proverbs 12:22 - Lying; Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction; Zechariah 8:17 - things; Luke 13:27 - depart

Verse 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.
But
55:16; Joshua 24:15; Luke 6:11,12
in the
51:1; 52:8; 69:13,16; Isaiah 55:7; Romans 5:20,21
in thy
130:4; Hosea 3:5; Acts 9:31; Hebrews 12:28,29; 1 Peter 1:17-19
I worship
28:2; 132:7; 138:2; 1 Kings 8:29,30,35,38; Daniel 6:10; Hebrews 4:16
thy holy temple
Heb. the temple of thy holiness.
Isaiah 64:11
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:14 - General; 1 Samuel 1:9 - General; 1 Samuel 3:3 - the temple; 1 Chronicles 21:13 - great; Nehemiah 13:22 - greatness; Psalm 17:15 - As; Psalm 18:6 - heard; Psalm 73:2 - But; Psalm 106:7 - multitude; Jonah 2:4 - toward

Verse 8

Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Lead
25:4,5; 86:11; 119:10,64; 143:8-10; Proverbs 3:5,6
mine
Heb. those which observe me.
27:11; 54:5; 59:10; *marg:; 2 Samuel 12:14
make
25:4; 27:11; Proverbs 4:25; Matthew 3:3; Hebrews 12:13
Reciprocal: Ezra 8:21 - to seek; Psalm 23:3 - leadeth; Psalm 74:20 - habitations; Psalm 139:24 - and lead; Proverbs 15:19 - the way of the righteous

Verse 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.
For
36:1-4; 52:2; 58:3; 62:4,9; 111:1-3; Jeremiah 9:3-6; Micah 6:12; Romans 1:29-31; Romans 3:13
faithfulness
or, stedfastness. their mouth. Heb. his mouth, that is, the mouth of any of them. inward.
51:6; 58:2; 62:4; *marg:; 64:6; Jeremiah 4:14; 17:9; Mark 7:21,22; Luke 11:39
very wickedness
Heb. wickednesses. throat.
Luke 11:44; Romans 3:13
they
12:2,3; Job 32:21,22; Proverbs 29:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:5
Reciprocal: Psalm 10:7 - and deceit; Psalm 36:3 - The words; Psalm 49:11 - Their inward; Psalm 50:19 - tongue; Proverbs 1:12 - as the; Proverbs 10:18 - that hideth; Isaiah 59:15 - truth; Jeremiah 5:16 - General; Matthew 22:16 - we know; Ephesians 4:29 - no; 1 Timothy 3:8 - doubletongued

Verse 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.
Destroy
or, Make them guilty.
Romans 3:19,20
let
7:9-15; 9:15,16; 10:15; 17:13; 21:8-10; 28:3,4; 31:18; 35:1-8,26; 55:15; 59:12,13; 64:6-8; 66:7; 68:1,2; 69:22-25; 71:13; 79:12; 83:9-18; 109:6-20; 137:7-9; 140:9,10; 144:6,7; Deuteronomy 2:30; 1 Samuel 25:29,39; 2 Samuel 15:31; 17:14,23; 2 Chronicles 25:16; Esther 7:10; Job 5:12-14; 1 Corinthians 3:19
by
or, from. the.
Lamentations 1:5; Hosea 9:7
they
Isaiah 1:2,20; 63:10; Daniel 9:5,9
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - come; 1 Kings 12:15 - the cause; Ezra 6:12 - destroy; Job 36:9 - their; Psalm 6:10 - Let all

Verse 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.
But
35:27; 40:16; 58:10; 68:3; 70:1-4; Judges 5:31; Isaiah 65:13-16; Revelation 18:20; Revelation 19:1-7
shout
47:1-5; 65:13; Job 38:7; Zechariah 9:9
defendest
Heb. coverest over, or, protectest. love.
69:36; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 2:9; James 1:12; 2:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:16 - went; 2 Samuel 8:6 - the Lord; Ezra 3:13 - shouted; Psalm 9:2 - I will be; Psalm 9:10 - put; Psalm 17:7 - savest; Psalm 32:11 - shout; Psalm 33:22 - General; Psalm 63:7 - therefore; Psalm 70:4 - General; Philippians 3:1 - rejoice

Verse 12

For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
bless
1:1-3; 3:8; 29:11; 112:1; 115:13
wilt
32:10
compass
Heb. crown. shield.
3:3; 84:11 Reciprocal: Genesis 15:1 - thy shield; Numbers 6:27 - and I will; 2 Samuel 8:6 - the Lord; 2 Samuel 22:3 - shield; Job 1:10 - an hedge; Psalm 11:7 - his; Psalm 17:7 - savest; Psalm 18:35 - shield; Psalm 30:7 - by thy; Psalm 32:7 - compass; Psalm 33:22 - General; Psalm 65:11 - crownest

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-5.html.