A Prayer of David.
Attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.
You have visited me in the night;
I have purposed that my mouth shall not btransgress.
By the word of Your lips,
I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.
5 cUphold my steps in Your paths,
That my footsteps may not slip.
6 dI have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.
O You who 3save those who trust in You
From those who rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the 4apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
From my deadly enemies who surround me.
10 They have closed up their efat hearts;
With their mouths they fspeak proudly.
They have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places.
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword,
From men of the world who have their portion in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.
They are satisfied with children,
And leave the rest of their possession for their babes.
15 As for me, gI will see Your face in righteousness;
A Psalm of David.
1 Plead 1my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
2 Take hold of shield and 2buckler,
And stand up for my help.
And stop those who pursue me.
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation.”
4 aLet those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
Who seek after my life;
Let those be bturned back and brought to confusion
Who plot my hurt.
5 cLet them be like chaff before the wind,
And let the 3angel of the Lord chase them.
6 Let their way be ddark and slippery,
And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.
7 For without cause they have ehidden their net for me in a pit,
Which they have dug without cause for my life.
And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall.
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
10 gAll my bones shall say,
“Lord, hwho is like You,
Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him,
Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?”
They ask me things that I do not know.
12 iThey reward me evil for good,
To the sorrow of my soul.
13 But as for me, jwhen they were sick,
My clothing was sackcloth;
I humbled myself with fasting;
And my prayer would return to my own 5heart.
I bowed down 6heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.
15 But in my 7adversity they rejoiced
And gathered together;
Attackers gathered against me,
And I did not know it;
They tore at me and did not cease;
They gnashed at me with their teeth.
17 Lord, how long will You klook on?
Rescue me from their destructions,
My precious life from the lions.
I will praise You among 8many people.
19 lLet them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;
Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
But they devise deceitful matters
Against the quiet ones in the land.
And said, “Aha, aha!
Our eyes have seen it.”
Do not keep silence.
O Lord, do not be far from me.
To my cause, my God and my Lord.
And let them not rejoice over me.
Let them not say…
Contend for me
A small shield
Lit. Let destruction he does not know come upon him,
And vindicate me by Your strength.
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
And oppressors have sought after my life;
They have not set God before them.
The Lord is with those who 3uphold my life.
I will praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good.
bAnd my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.
A Psalm of David aWhen He Was in the Wilderness of Judah.
Early will I seek You;
bMy soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
To see cYour power and Your glory.
3 dBecause Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
I will elift up my hands in Your name.
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
6 When fI remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
Your right hand upholds me.
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall 3fall by the sword;
They shall be 4a portion for jackals.
gEveryone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.