A Prayer of David.
give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.
let your eyes see the right.
if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me;
my mouth does not transgress.
I have avoided the ways of the violent.
my feet have not slipped.
incline your ear to me, hear my words.
O savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at your right hand.
hide me in the shadow of your wings,
my deadly enemies who surround me.
with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
11 They track me down;a now they surround me;
they set their eyes to cast me to the ground.
like a young lion lurking in ambush.
By your sword deliver my life from the wicked,
from mortals whose portion in life is in this world.
May their bellies be filled with what you have stored up for them;
may their children have more than enough;
may they leave something over to their little ones.
when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.
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