A Prayer of David.
Hear the right, O LORD
, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth
not out of feigned lips.*†
2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that
my footsteps slip not.‡
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee
from those that rise up against them
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
From the wicked that oppress me, from
my deadly enemies, who
compass me about.**††
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
Like as a lion that
is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.‡‡§§
Arise, O LORD
, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is
From men which are
thy hand, O LORD
, from men of the world, which have
their portion in this
life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure:
they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance
to their babes.‡‡‡§§§
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
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