Psalms 171 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; ▼ Let thine eyes look upon equity. ▼
▼ 1) Or Thine eyes behold with equity3 Thou hast proved my heart; Thou hast visited me in the night; Thou hast tried me, and ▼ findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. ▼
▼ 1) Or findest no evil purpose in me; My mouth etc4 As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent. 5 My steps have held fast to thy paths, My feet have not slipped. 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 7 Show thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest ▼ by thy right hand them that take refuge in thee From those that rise up against them . ▼
▼ 1) Or them that take refuge…rise up against thy right hand8 Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, My deadly enemies, that compass me about. 10 ▼ They are inclosed in their own fat: With their mouth they speak proudly. ▼
▼ 1) Or They have shut up their heart11 They have now compassed us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth. 12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O Jehovah, ▼ Confront him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from ▼
▼ 2the wicked by thy sword; ▼
▼ 1) Or Forestall 2) Or the wicked, who is thy sword14 From ▼ men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men ▼
▼ 2of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes. ▼
▼ 1) Or men who are thy hand 2) Or whose portion in life is of the world15 As for me, ▼ I shall behold thy face in righteousness; ▼ I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy form. ▼
▼ 1) Or let me
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