1 «A Prayer of David.» HearMy righteous cause.the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, [that goeth] not out of feigned lips.
2 Let myThe vengeance that you will show against my enemies.sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 Thou hastWhen your Spirit examined my conscience.proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I am purposed [that] myI was innocent toward my enemy both in deed and thought.mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by theThough the wicked provoked me to do evil for evil, yet your word kept me back.word of thy lips I have kept [me from] the paths of the destroyer.
5 Stay my steps in thy paths, that my feete doe not slide.
6 I have called upon thee,He was assured that God would not refuse his request.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 thatFor all rebel against you, who trouble your Church.rise up [against them].
8 Keepe me as the apple of the eye: hide me vnder the shadowe of thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, [from] my deadly enemies, [who] compassFor their cruelty cannot be satisfied but with my death.me about.
10 They are inclosed in their ownThey are puffed up with pride, as the stomach that is choked with fat.fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They haue compassed vs now in our steps: they haue set their eyes to bring downe to the ground:
12 Like as a lyon that is greedy of pray, and as it were a lyons whelp lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD,Stop his rage.disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, [which is] thy sword:
14 From men [which are] thyBy your heavenly power.hand, O LORD, from men of the world, [which have] theirAnd not feel the pain that God's children often do.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.
15 As for me, I will behold thy faceThis is the full happiness, comforting against all assaults to have the face of God and favourable countenance opened to us.in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when IAnd am delivered out of my great troubles.awake, with thy likeness.