Psalms 17

MLV(i) 1 Hear the righteous, O Jehovah, attend to my cry. Listen to my prayer, that does not go out from pretending lips. 2 Let my justice come out from your presence. Let your eyes look upon uprightness.
3 You have proved my heart. You have visited me in the night. You have tried me and find nothing. I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
4 As for the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept from the ways of a violent man. 5 My steps have held fast to your paths. My feet have not slipped.
6 I have called upon you, because you will answer me, O God. Incline your ear to me and hear my speech. 7 Show your marvelous loving kindness, O you who saves by your right hand those who take refuge from those who rise up.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings, 9 from the wicked who oppress me, my deadly enemies, who encompass me around.
10 They are enclosed in their own fat. They speak proudly with their mouth. 11 They have now encompassed us in our steps. They set their eyes to cast 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 the wicked by your sword, 14 from men by your hand, O Jehovah, from men of the world whose portion is in this life and whose belly you fill with your treasure. They are satisfied with sons and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness. I will be satisfied, when I awake, with your form.