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Psalms Chapter 17 - New American Standard Bible

1. HEAR a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

2. Let my [1] judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity.

3. You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find [2] nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

4. As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.

5. My steps have held fast to Your [3] paths. My feet have not slipped.

6. I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

7. Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge [4] at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.

8. Keep me as [5] the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

9. From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.

10. They have closed their [6] unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.

11. They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.

12. He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

13. Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,

14. From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men [7] 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.

15. As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied [8] with Your likeness when I awake.

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Footnotes
  • 1: I.e. vindication
  • 2: Or no evil device in me; My mouth
  • 3: Lit tracks
  • 4: Or from those who rise up... at Your right hand
  • 5: Lit the pupil, the daughter of the eye
  • 6: Lit fat
  • 7: Or whose portion in life is of the world
  • 8: Or with beholding

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