A prayer of David.
17 Hear my plea for justice, O Jehovah;
Pay attention to my cry for help;
Listen to my prayer spoken without deceit.+
You have refined me;+
You will find that I have not schemed anything bad,
And my mouth has not transgressed.
4 As for the activities of men,
In accord with the word of your lips, I avoid the paths of the robber.+
O Savior of those seeking refuge at your right hand
From those who rebel against you.
With their mouth they speak arrogantly;
They watch for the chance to cause our downfall.*
12 He is like a lion eager to tear its prey to pieces,
Like a young lion crouching in ambush.
Rescue me* from the wicked with your sword;
14 Rescue me with your hand, O Jehovah,
Those whom you fill with the good things you provide+
And who leave an inheritance to their many sons.