[A Davidic prayer.] LORD, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer-- from lips free of deceit.
Let my vindication come from You, [for] You see what is right.
You have tested my heart; You have visited by night; You have tried me and found nothing [evil]; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.
Concerning what people do: by the word of Your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.
My steps are on Your paths; my feet have not slipped.
I call on You, God, because You will answer me; listen closely to me; hear what I say.
Display the wonders of Your faithful love, Savior of all who seek refuge from those who rebel against Your right hand.
Guard me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings
from the wicked who treat me violently, my deadly enemies who surround me.
They have become hardened; their mouths speak arrogantly.
They advance against me; now they surround me. They are determined to throw [me] to the ground.
They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.
Rise up, LORD! Confront him; bring him down. With Your sword, save me from the wicked.
With Your hand, LORD, [save me] from men, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what You have in store, their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.
But I will see Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.