Psalms 17

In the Shadow of Your Wings

A aPrayer of David.

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; battend to my cry!
Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
2From your presence clet my vindication come!
Let your eyes behold the right!
3 You have dtried my heart, you have evisited me by fnight,
you have gtested me, and you will find nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
4With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
I have avoided the ways of the violent.
5My steps have hheld fast to your paths;
my feet have not slipped.
6 I icall upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
jincline your ear to me; hear my words.
7 kWondrously show
Or Distinguish me by
your steadfast love,
O Savior of those who seek refuge
from mtheir adversaries at your right hand.
8 Keep me as nthe apple of your eye;
hide me in othe shadow of your wings,
9from the wicked who do me violence,
my deadly enemies who psurround me.
10 qThey close their hearts to pity;
with their mouths they rspeak arrogantly.
11They have now surrounded our ssteps;
they set their eyes to tcast us to the ground.
12He is like a lion eager to tear,
as a young lion ulurking in ambush.
13 Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him!
Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,
14from men by your hand, O Lord,
from vmen of the world whose wportion is in this life.
Or  from men whose portion in life is of the world

You fill their womb with treasure;
Or As for your treasured ones, you fill their womb

they are satisfied with zchildren,
and they leave their abundance to their infants.
15 As for me, I shall aabehold your face in righteousness;
when I abawake, I shall be acsatisfied with your likeness.
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