A prayer of David.
Hear my right, O Lord; attend unto my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; let mine eyes behold the things that are equal.
Thou hast proved mine heart; Thou hast visited it in the night; Thou hast tried me by fire, and unrighteousness hath not been found in me.
That my mouth may not speak the works of men, for the sake of the words of Thy lips have I kept hard ways.
Set Thou my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
I have cried, for Thou hast heard me, O God; incline Thine ear unto me, and hear my words.
Shew Thy marvellous mercies, O Thou that savest them which put their hope in Thee. From them that have resisted Thy right hand, keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Thine eye.
Thou wilt shelter me with the covert of Thy wings, from the face of the ungodly that have troubled me. Mine enemies have compassed my soul; they are inclosed in their own fat, their mouth hath spoken proudly. They cast me forth, and now have compassed me about; they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth. They have taken me like as a lion that is ready for his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
Arise, O Lord, prevent them, and supplant them; deliver my soul from the ungodly, Thy sword from the enemies of Thine hand.
From Thy few of the earth, O Lord, do Thou separate them in their life; their belly is filled with Thy hid treasures.
They have satisfied themselves with swine, and have left the rest of their substance to their babes.
As for me, I shall appear before Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when Thy glory appeareth unto me.