A Prayer of David.1 Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. ▼
▼ the right: Heb. justice, ▼
▼ not…: Heb. without lips of deceit2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. ▼
▼ slip…: Heb. be not moved6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. ▼
▼ by thy…: or, them which trust in thee from those that 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, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. ▼
▼ oppress: Heb. waste, ▼
▼ my…: Heb. my enemies against the soul10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. ▼
▼ Like…: Heb. The likeness of him (that is, of every one of them) is as a lion that desireth to ravin, ▼
▼ lurking: Heb. sitting13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: ▼
▼ disappoint…: Heb. prevent his face, ▼
▼ which is: or, by14 From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. ▼
▼ which are: or, by, ▼
▼ they…: or, their children are full15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
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