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A Prayer of David.

1Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes look upon equity.

3Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

4As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.

5My steps have held fast to thy paths, my feet have not slipped.

6I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, andhear my speech.

7Shew thy marvelous lovingkindness, O thou that savest them which put their trust in theefrom those that rise up against them, by thy right hand.

8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9From the wicked that spoil me, my deadly enemies, that compass me about.

10They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

11They have now compassed us in our steps: they set their eyes to cast usdown to the earth.

12He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

13Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword;

14From men, by thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in thislife, and whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: they are satisfied with children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

15As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

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This translation was first published in 1885. This public domain Bible translation is brought to you courtesy of eBible.org.

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