¶ A prayer of David.Hear the right (O LORD) consider my complaint: harken to my prayer, that goeth not out of a feigned mouth. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and look upon the thing that is equal. Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season: thou hast tried me in the fire: and hast found no wickedness in me: for I utterly purposed that my mouth should not offend. Because the words of thy lips, I have kept me from the works of men: in the way of the murderer. Oh order thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps slip not. For unto thee I cry: hear me O God: incline thine ears unto me: and harken unto my words. Shew thy marvelous loving kindness, thou that savest them which put their trust in thee, from such as resist thy right hand.
¶ Keep me as the apple of an eye, defend me under the shadow of thy wings. From the ungodly that trouble me, from my enemies which compass my soul round about. Which maintain their own wealthiness with oppression, and their mouth speaketh proud things. They lie waiting in our way on every side, turning their eyes down to the ground. Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a lion's whelp lurking in his den. Up LORD, disappoint him and cast him down: deliver my soul with thy sword from the ungodly. From the men of thy hand (O LORD) from the men of the world, which have their portion in this life: whose bellies thou fillest with thy treasure. They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes. But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness: and when thy glory appeareth, I shall be satisfied.