Psalm 17
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

Hear My Righteous Plea

1Prayer of David. Hear justice, O Jehovah, attend to my outcry, give ear to my prayer, not in lips of deceit.

2From thy face shall my judgment go forth; thine eyes will see uprightnesses.

3Thou didst try my heart; thou didst review the night; thou didst refine me, thou wilt find nothing: I purposed, my mouth shall not pass by.

4For the works of men, by the word of thy lips I watched the ways of the violent one.

5Hold up my being straight in thy ways, my steps be not moved.

6I called thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: incline thine ear to me, hear my sayings.

7Make thy kindnesses distinguished, thou saving those putting their trust, from those rising up against thy right hand.

8Watch me as the pupil of the daughter of the eye: thou wilt hide me in the shadow of thy wings.

9From the face of the unjust that laid me waste, enemies against the soul will go round about against me.

10They shut up their fat: their mouth spake in pride.

11We went straight, now they surrounded us: their eyes they will set to incline to the earth;

12His likeness as a lion will long for the prey, and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.

13Arise, O Jehovah, anticipate his face, cast him down: deliver my soul from the unjust, thy sword.

14From men of thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of this world their portion in life, and thou wilt fill their belly with thy hidden things: they will be filled with sons, they left the remaining things to their children.

15I in justice shall see thy face: I shall be satisfied in awaking with thine appearance.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Psalm 16
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