Psalm 5 - Overcomer - O Lord to my words give ear
The 2nd Psalm to the overcomer
. The Lord will hear my voice in the morning. In the morning I will order my words unto Him and watch.
heading - The Hebrew word translated "the inheritances" only appears here. LXX translated it as "her that inherits".
Also, the preposition "toward" or "unto" is only used in a Psalm heading here and in Ps 80:1 "To the Overcomer, toward lillies, a testimony through Asaph, a psalm". To indicate a tune "upon", is used. To indicate an instrument, the preposition "in" is used.
If we order our words to the Lord every morning, that will be a great help toward us receiving the inheritance.
v4 - The reason I order my words to the Lord every morning and watch is because God does not take pleasure in wickedness. He hates wickedness done "for His purpose".
v7 is the first mention of the Lord's house and temple in the Psalms. By the Lord's great mercy, we are in the church. In the church we fear Him more substantially than we could individually, and in His fear in the church we worship Him with a view toward God's goal, the built up Body of Christ, which includes all born-again Christians, not just those who are with us.
"In Thy fear I worship toward Thy holy temple" - Our worship should be in the fear of God and with a view to God's dwelling place. Modern Christian worship with loud music is not conducive to the fear of God. It is possible to be in the fear of God in that environment, but the appearance is the opposite, telling new believers to worship without the fear of God.
v11-12 Rejoice with all those who love the Lord's name, under His covering grace.
To the Overcomer
, toward the inheritances. A Psalm through David
1 O Lord to my words, give ear.
My sighing, do consider.
2 Hear the voice of my crying,
O My God and O my King (1),
For to Thee I pray, O Lord,
trusting in Your faithful word.
3 In the morning, by my choice,
You will daily hear my voice.
I'll order in the morning
words to Thee, while I'm watching.
4 For You are not a God which
Takes pleasure in wickedness.
To Thee evil can't draw nigh.(2)
5 The proud won't stand `fore Thine eyes.
All lawless workers You hate.
6 Liars You'll annihilate.(3)
The Lord abhors utterly
the deceitful and bloody.(4)
7 But I, in Thy great mercy
enter in Thy house to Thee.
In Thy fear I worship Thee
toward Thy temple holy.
In Thy church I worship Thee,
with a view t'ward Thy Body.
8 Thy righteousness, Lord, lead me,
because of my enemies.
Make Your way straight `fore my face,
9 for their mouth contains no faith.
Their inward parts are depraved.
Their throat is an opened grave.
With their tongue do they flatter.
10 Judge them, God, in this matter.
Cast them out according to
the transgressions that they do.
Let them fall by their counsels.(5)
For against Thee they've rebelled.
11 All who trust in Thee rejoice.
Let them ever raise their voice.
And You cover them, and they
joy in Thee, that love Thy name.
12 For the righteous You will bless
and will shield him with Your grace.(6)
1. Lit. my King and my God
2. Lit. sojourn
3. Lit. destroy
4. Lit. bloody, deceitful man
5. Comes before "Cast them out" in text
6. Lit. surround with grace as with a shield
-copyright Steve Miller 2010
Romans 3:13 their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; asps' poison is under their lips: