Psalms 17

A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goeth not out of deceitful lips. {the right: Heb. justice} {not...: Heb. without lips of deceit} Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thy eyes behold the things that are equal. Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. Uphold my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. {slip...: Heb. be not moved} I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thy ear to me, and hear my speech. Show thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them who put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them . {by thy...: or, them which trust in thee from those that rise up against thy right hand}

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who surround me. {oppress: Heb. waste} {my...: Heb. my enemies against the soul} 10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 11 They have now surrounded us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. {Like...: Heb. The likeness of him (that is, of every one of them) is as a lion that desireth to ravin} {lurking: Heb. sitting} 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, who is thy sword: {disappoint...: Heb. prevent his face} {which is: or, by} 14 From men who are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure : they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. {which are: or, by} {they...: or, their children are full} 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

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