Hear,1 O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry.2 Give ear3 to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.4
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May my vindication5 come from you; may your eyes see what is right.6
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Though you probe my heart7 and examine me at night, though you test me,8 you will find nothing;9 I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.10
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As for the deeds of men-- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
My steps have held to your paths;11 my feet have not slipped.12
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I call on you, O God, for you will answer me;13 give ear to me14 and hear my prayer.15
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Show the wonder of your great love,16 you who save by your right hand17 those who take refuge18 in you from their foes.
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Keep me19 as the apple of your eye;20 hide me21 in the shadow of your wings22
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from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.23
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They close up their callous hearts,24 and their mouths speak with arrogance.25
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They have tracked me down, they now surround me,26 with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
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They are like a lion27 hungry for prey,28 like a great lion crouching in cover.
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Rise up,29 O LORD, confront them, bring them down;30 rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
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O LORD, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world31 whose reward is in this life.32 You still the hunger of those you cherish; their sons have plenty, and they store up wealth33 for their children.
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And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake,34 I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.35
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