A Prayer of David.
1Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear [to] my prayer, without lips of deceit.
2From before thee my judgment doth go out; Thine eyes do see uprightly.
3Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast inspected by night, Thou hast tried me, Thou findest nothing; My thoughts pass not over my mouth.
4As to doings of man, Through a word of Thy lips I have observed The paths of a destroyer;
5To uphold my goings in Thy paths, My steps have not slidden.
6I — I called Thee, for Thou dost answer me, O God, incline Thine ear to me, hear my speech.
7Separate wonderfully Thy kindness, O Saviour of the confiding, By Thy right hand, from withstanders.
8Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye; In shadow of Thy wings thou dost hide me.
9From the face of the wicked who spoiled me. Mine enemies in soul go round against me.
10Their fat they have closed up, Their mouths have spoken with pride:
11‘Our steps now have compassed [him];’ Their eyes they set to turn aside in the land.
12His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.
13Arise, O Jehovah, go before his face, Cause him to bend. Deliver my soul from the wicked, Thy sword,
14From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion [is] in life, And [with] Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied [with] sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.
15I — in righteousness, I see Thy face; I am satisfied, in awaking, [with] Thy form!