A *Prayer of David.
1 Hear †the right, O Lord, aattend unto my cry,
Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth †not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth aafrom thy presence;
Let thine eyes behold bthe things that are equal.
3 Thou hast cproved mine heart; thou hast dvisited me ein the night;
Thou hast ftried 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.
5 gHold up my goings in thy hpaths,
That my footsteps †slip not.
6 iI have called upon thee, jfor thou wilt hear me, O God:
iIncline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 kShew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou ||that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee
lFrom those that rise up against them.
8 Keep me mas the apple of the eye,
Hide me nunder the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked †that oppress me,
From †my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They are inclosed in otheir own fat:
With their mouth they pspeak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in ppour steps:
qThey have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 †Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey,
And as it were a young lion †lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O Lord, †disappoint him, qqcast him down:
Deliver my soul from the wicked, r||which is thy sword:
14 ||From men which are thy hand, O Lord,
From men of sthe world, twhich have their portion in this life,
And whose belly thou fillest with thy uhid treasure:
||They are full of children,
And leave xthe rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, yI will behold thy face in righteousness:
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