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.+
3 You have examined my heart, you have inspected me by night;+
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.+
6 I do call on you, because you will answer me,+ O God.
Incline your ear* to me. Hear my words.+
7 Show your loyal love in a wonderful way,+
O Savior of those seeking refuge at your right hand
From those who rebel against you.
10 They have become insensitive;*
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.
13 Rise up, O Jehovah, to confront him+ and bring him down;
Rescue me* from the wicked with your sword;
14 Rescue me with your hand, O Jehovah,
From men of this world,* whose share is in this life,+
Those whom you fill with the good things you provide+
And who leave an inheritance to their many sons.