1Hear a 1justcause, O LORD, 2giveheed to my cry; 3Giveear to my prayer, which is not from 4deceitfullips.
Let 5my ajudgmentcomeforth from Your presence; Let Your eyeslook with 6equity.
You have 7tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have 8tested me and 9You findbnothing; I have 10purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
As for the deeds of men, 11by the word of Your lips I have kept from the 12paths of the violent.
My 13steps have heldfast to Your cpaths. My 14feet have not slipped.
I have 15called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; 16Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
717Wondrouslyshow Your lovingkindness, O 18Savior of those who takerefugedat Your righthand From those who rise up against them.
8Keep me as ethe 19apple of the eye; Hide me 20in the shadow of Your wings9
From the 21wicked who despoil me, My 22deadlyenemies who surround me.
They have 23closed their funfeeling heart, With their mouth they 24speakproudly.
They have now25surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes26to cast us down to the ground.
He is 27like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a younglion28lurking in hidingplaces.
1329Arise, O LORD, confront him, 30bring him low; 31Deliver my soul from the wicked with 32Your sword,
From men with 33Your hand, O LORD, From mengof the world, 34whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You 35fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.
As for me, I shall 36behold Your face in righteousness; 37I will be satisfiedhwith Your 38likeness when I awake.