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;
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