May my vindication1 come from you; may your eyes see what is right.23
Though you probe my heart3 and examine me at night, though you test me,4 you will find nothing;5 I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.64
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;7 my feet have not slipped.86
I call on you, O God, for you will answer me;9 give ear to me10 and hear my prayer.117
Show the wonder of your great love,12 you who save by your right hand13 those who take refuge14 in you from their foes.
Keep me15 as the apple of your eye;16 hide me17 in the shadow of your wings189
from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.1910
They close up their callous hearts,20 and their mouths speak with arrogance.2111
They have tracked me down, they now surround me,22 with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
They are like a lion23 hungry for prey,24 like a great lion crouching in cover.