Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
Let thy eyes see the right!
if thou testest me, thou wilt find no wickedness in me;
my mouth does not transgress.
I have avoided the ways of the violent.
my feet have not slipped.
incline thy ear to me, hear my words.
O savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at thy right hand.
hide me in the shadow of thy wings,
my deadly enemies who surround me.
with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
as a young lion lurking in ambush.
Deliver my life from the wicked by thy sword,
from men whose portion in life is of the world.
May their belly be filled with what thou hast stored up for them;
may their children have more than enough;
may they leave something over to their babes.
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with beholding thy form.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.