A Prayer of David

Ps 17:1Hear, O Jehovah, what is righteous; / Give heed to my cry; / Give ear to my prayer, / Which is not made with lips of deceit.

Ps 17:2May a judgment for me come forth from Your presence; / May Your eyes regard equity.

Ps 17:3You have examined my heart; You have visited me by night; / You have tried me: You have found nothing. / I have resolved that my mouth will not transgress.

Ps 17:4Regarding the works of man, by the word of Your lips, / I have kept myself from the paths of the violent man.

Ps 17:5My steps have held fast to Your tracks; / My footsteps have not slipped.

Ps 17:6I call on You, for You will answer me, O God; / Incline Your ear to me; hear my speaking.

Ps 17:7Wondrously display Your lovingkindness, / You who save by Your right hand / Those who take refuge in You from them who rise up against them.

Ps 17:8Guard me like the pupil of Your eye; / In the shadow of Your wings hide me

Ps 17:9From the presence of the wicked who oppress me, / From my deadly enemies, who close in upon me.

Ps 17:10They have shut up their fat hearts; / With their mouths they speak arrogantly.

Ps 17:11Now they have surrounded us in our steps; / They have fixed their eyes on casting us down to the ground.

Ps 17:12He is like a lion that is eager to tear, / And like a young lion lurking in hidden places.

Ps 17:13Arise, O Jehovah, confront him; bring him down. / With Your sword rescue my soul from the wicked man,

Ps 17:14From mortal men with Your hand, O Jehovah, / From mortal men of the world, whose portion is in this life, / And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; / They are satisfied with children, / And they leave their abundance for their little ones.

Ps 17:15As for me, in righteousness I will behold Your face; / When I awake, I will be satisfied with Your likeness.

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