A prayer of David.
1 Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea;
listen to my cry.
Give ear to my prayer—
it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 May my vindication come from you;
may your eyes see what is right.
3 Though you probe my heart and examine me
though you test me, you will nothing;
I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.
4 As for the deeds of men—-
by the word of your lips
I have kept myself
from the ways of the violent.
5 My steps have held to your paths;
my feet have not slipped.
6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me;
give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show the wonder of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from the wicked who assail me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They close up their callous hearts ,
and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now
with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Rise up, O Lord, confront them, bring them
rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 O Lord, by your hand save me from such
from men of his world whose reward is in
You still the hunger of those you cherish;
their sons have plenty,
and they store up wealth for their children.
15 And I—- in righteousness I will see your face;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing