1 Hear the right, O Lord, consider my cry:
hearken unto my prayer of lips unfeigned.
2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence,
and let thine eyes behold equity.
3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the
night: thou hast tried me, and foundest nothing: for I
was purposed that my mouth should not offend.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the words of
thy lips I kept me from the paths of the cruel man.
5 Stay my steps in thy paths, that my feet do not
6 I have called upon thee: surely thou wilt hear
me, O God: incline thine ear to me, and hearken
unto my words.
7 Show thy marvelous mercies: thou that art the
Savior of them that trust in thee, from such as resist
thy right hand.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye: hide me under
the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from mine enemies,
which compass me round about for my soul.
10 They are enclosed in their own at, and they
have spoken proudly with their mouth.
11 They have compassed us now in our steps: they
have set their eyes to bring down to the ground:
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of prey, and as it
were a Lion’s whelp lurking in secret places.
13 Up Lord, disappoint him: cast him down:
deliver my soul from the wicked with thy sword,
14 From men by thine hand, O Lord, from men
of the world, who have their portion in this life,
whose bellies thou fillest with thine hid treasure:
their children have enough, and leave the rest of
their substance for their children.
15 But I will behold thy face in righteousness, and
when I wake, I shall be satisfied with thine image.

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