Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer,
for it comes from honest lips.
for you see those who do right.
You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong.
I am determined not to sin in what I say.
which keep me from following cruel and evil people.
I have not wavered from following you.
Bend down and listen as I pray.
By your mighty power you rescue
those who seek refuge from their enemies.
8 Guard me as you would guard your own eyes.*
Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
from murderous enemies who surround me.
Listen to their boasting!
watching for the chance to throw me to the ground.
like young lions hiding in ambush.
Stand against them, and bring them to their knees!
Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
destroy those who look to this world for their reward.
But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones.
May their children have plenty,
leaving an inheritance for their descendants.
When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.
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