A prayer of Dawiḏ.
1 Hear righteousness, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
Listen to my cry; Give ear to my prayer,
From lips without deceit.
2 Let my right-ruling go out from Your presence;
Let Your eyes see what is straight.
3 You have examined my heart;
You have visited me in the night;
You have tried me – You find I have not schemed;
My mouth would not transgress.
4 As for the deeds of men –
By the word of Your lips,
I have kept myself from the paths of the destroyer.
5 My steps have held fast to Your paths,
My feet have not slipped.
6 I have called upon You,
For You answer me, O Ĕl;
Incline Your ear to me,
Hear my speech.
7 Let Your kindness be distinguished,
You who save by Your right hand
Those who take refuge from those who rise up.
8 Guard me as the apple of Your eye.
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
9 From the face of the wicked who ravage me,
From my deadly enemies who surround me.
10 They are enclosed in their own fat,
They speak proudly with their mouths,
11 They have now surrounded us in our steps,
They turn their eyes to stretch over the land,
12 Like a lion who is eager to tear his prey,
And as a young lion crouching in cover.
13 Arise, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
Cause him to bend;
Deliver my being from the wicked by Your sword,
14 From men by Your hand, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
From men of the world whose portion is in life,
And You fill their bodies with Your treasure,
They are satisfied with children,
And shall leave their riches to their children.
15 As for me, let Me see Your face in righteousness;
I am satisfied – Your appearance when I awake. –