(16-1) <The prayer of David.> Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.
(16-2) Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.
(16-3) Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.
(16-4) That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.
(16-5) Perfect thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps be not moved.
(16-6) I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me: O incline thy ear unto me, and hear my words.
(16-7) Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; thou who savest them that trust in thee.
(16-8) From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.
(16-9) From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul:
(16-10) They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly.
(16-11) They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
(16-12) They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.
(16-13) Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul from the wicked one; thy sword
(16-14) From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.
(16-15) But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.