Psalm 17
New Heart English Bible
1[A Prayer by David.] Hear, LORD, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.

2Let my sentence come forth from your presence. Let your eyes look on equity.

3You have proved my heart. You have visited me in the night. You have tried me, and found nothing. I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey.

4As for the works of men, by the word of your lips, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.

5My steps have held fast to your paths. My feet have not slipped.

6I have called on you, for you will answer me, God. Turn your ear to me. Hear my speech.

7Show your marvelous loving kindness, you who save those who take refuge by your right hand from their enemies.

8Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings,

9from the wicked who oppress me, my deadly enemies, who surround me.

10They close up their callous hearts. With their mouth they speak proudly.

11They have tracked me down; suddenly they surround me. They watch closely, crouching down to the ground.

12He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

13Arise, LORD, confront him. Cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword;

14from men with your hand, LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill their womb with treasure. They are satisfied with children, and they leave their wealth to their little ones.

15As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form.

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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