||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 17 [Commentary] |
||A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
||Let my judgment come forth from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look with equity.
||You have tried my heart;
You have visited me by night;
You have tested me and You find nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
||As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips
I have kept from the paths of the violent.
||My steps have held fast to Your paths.
My feet have not slipped.
||I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
||Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,
O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand
From those who rise up against them.
||Keep me as the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
||From the wicked who despoil me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.
||They have closed their unfeeling heart,
With their mouth they speak proudly.
||They have now surrounded us in our steps;
They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.
||He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
||Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low;
Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
||From men with Your hand, O LORD,
From men of the world, whose portion is in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;
They are satisfied with children,
And leave their abundance to their babes.
||As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;
I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.
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