New American Standard Bible
Prayer for Protection against Oppressors.
A Prayer of David.
1Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
2Let my judgment come forth from Your presence;
3You have tried my heart;
4As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips
5My steps have held fast to Your paths.
6I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God;
7Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,
8Keep me as the apple of the eye;
9From the wicked who despoil me,
10They have closed their unfeeling heart,
11They have now surrounded us in our steps;
12He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
13Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low;
14From men with Your hand, O LORD,
15As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;