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Psalm 5

1] You hear my words, O Maratrea; you understand the murmurings of my heart.
2] You listen to the voice of my cry, my Queen and my Goddess; for unto you do I pray.

3] My voice shall you hear in the morning, O Maratrea; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and wait, in faithful and patient expectation of the certain fulfilment of your promises.

4] For you are not a Goddess who has pleasure in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with you in your heaven.

5] Arrogance shall not stand in your presence; you hate all iniquity.

6] You will destroy the lies which they speak; Maratrea abhors bloodthirstiness and deceit.

7] But as for I, in the abundance of your loving-kindness I will come into your house; I will bow toward your great temple in reverence of you.

8] You will lead me, O Maratrea, in your goodness in spite of my enemies: you will make your way clear before my eyes.

9] For there is no faithfulness in their mouth, and in their heart is destruction; their throat is an open tomb, and they flatter with their tongue.

10] Prove their guilt to them, O Goddess — may their error be revealed to them by your counsel; may they turn from the multitude of their transgressions, as they turned against the good.

11] But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice, let them always shout for joy, because you defend them; let them also who love your name be joyful in you.

12] For you will favour those who love goodness and beauty and truth; O Maratrea, you will surround them with your favour as with a shield.