Tehillim 17

1 7 (Tefillah of Dovid) Hear the tzedek (righteous plea of a just cause), Hashem, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my tefillah, that goeth not out of lips of mirmah (deceit).
2 Let my mishpat (right) come forth from Thy presence; let Thine eyes behold the things that are right.
3 Thou hast probed mine lev; Thou hast visited me in the lailah; Thou hast tested me and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the Devar of Thy lips I have kept myself from the paths of the cruel.
5 Uphold my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps stumble not.
6 I have called upon Thee, for Thou wilt hear me, O El; incline Thine ear unto me, and hear my prayer.
7 Show Thy marvellous chesed, O Thou Moshi’a Who saves by Thy right hand them which put their trust in Thee from those that rise up against them.
8 Be shomer over me as the apple of Thy eye; hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,
9 From the resha’im that oppress me, from my deadly enemies threatening my nefesh, who surround me.
10 They have closed up callously and mercilessly against me; with their mouth they speak with ge’ut (pride).
11 At every step they have surrounded me; their purpose is to strike down to ha’aretz;
12 Like aryeh eager to tear his prey, and like a young lion lurking in ambush.
13 Arise, Hashem, confront him, cast him down; deliver my nefesh from the resha with Thy cherev;
14 From men with Thy yad, Hashem, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and with Thy treasures Thou fillest their belly; they are satisfied with children, and leave their abundance to their babes.
15 As for me, in tzedek I will behold Thy face; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy temunah (form; see Num 12:8).
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