Hear, Lord, my plea for justice; pay heed to my cry;
Listen to my prayer spoken without guile.
From you let my vindication come; your eyes see what is right.
You have tested my heart, searched it in the night.
You have tried me by fire, but find no malice in me.
My mouth has not transgressed as humans often do.
As your lips have instructed me, I have kept the way of the law.
My steps have kept to your paths; my feet have not faltered.

Psalm 17:1-6