1 Hear, O Yahweh, the right, Attend to my loud cry, Give ear unto my prayer, on lips that would not deceive: 3 Thou hast tested my heart, hast made inspection by night, hast refined me until thou couldst find nothing, Had I devised evil, my mouth should not have transgressed: 4 As for the workings of men, By the word of thy lips, have, I, taken heed of the paths of the violent one. 5 Thou hast held fast my goings on to thy ways, My footsteps have not been shaken:
6 I, have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O GOD, - Incline thine ear unto me, Hear thou my speech: 7 Let thy lovingkindness be distinguished, thou Saviour of such as seek refuge from them who lift themselves up against thy right hand. 8 Guard me, as the pupil of the eye, - Under the shadow of thy wings, wilt thou hide me: 9 From the face of lawless ones who have treated me with violence, the foes of my soul, who come round against me:
10 Their own fat heart , have they shut up, - With their mouth, have they spoken proudly. 11 As for our own goings, now, have they surrounded us, - Their eyes, they fix, bending to the earth: 12 His likeness, is as a lion, that longeth to rend, and as a young lion, lurking in secret places.
13 Rise, Yahweh! Confront his face, Bring him down, Deliver my soul from the lawless one who is thy sword: 14 From men who are thy hand, O Yahweh, From the men of this age, whose portion, is among the living, and, with thy treasure, thou fillest their bosom, - They must be satisfied with sons, And must leave their abundance to their children: -