1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD; listen to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, [for it is] not in lips of deceit.
2 Let my judgment go out from Your presence; let Your eyes behold uprightly.
3 You have proved my heart; You have visited [me] in the night; You have tried me, and You will find nothing; my thoughts do not pass beyond my mouth.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the words of Your lips, I am kept [from] the paths of the destroyer.
5 My steps have been held in Your paths, [so that] my footsteps have not slipped.
6 I have called on You, for You will hear me, O God; bow down Your ear to me; [hear] my speech.
7 Set out Your wonderful loving-kindness, O Savior of those seeking refuge [in You], by Your right hand, from those who rise up against [me].
8 Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
9 from the face of the wicked who strip me. [Those] against [my] soul, My foes, encircle me.
10 They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly,
11 They have now hemmed in our steps. They have set their eyes to bow [me] to the earth,
12 Their likeness is like a lion [that] longs to tear, and like a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, bow him down; deliver my soul from the wicked by Your sword,
14 from men by Your hand, O LORD, from men of the world whose portion is in [this] life, and whose belly You fill with Your treasure. They are satisfied with sons, and will leave their riches to their babes.
15 [As for] me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with Your image.