|<< Psalm 17 >>|
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear, Lord Jehovah, Holy One, and look at my request and give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
2My judgment will come forth from before you and your eyes will see integrity.
3You have proven my heart and you visited me in the night and you have tested me and have not found evil in me and the works of the children of men have not passed my lips.
4But in speech of the lips you have kept me from the ways of evil.
5You have supported my goings in your paths that my steps would not slip.
6I called you because you have answered me, God; incline your ear to me and hear my words.
7And make your Pure One a wonder and The Savior of those who hope in you, from those who stand against your right hand.
8Keep me like the pupil of the eye and in the shadow of your wings, hide me
9From before these sinners who plunder and the enemies of my soul who are set against me.
10Shut their mouths, for they have spoken boasting.
11They praised me and now they have surrounded me; they have set their eyes to cast me down to the ground.
12They are like a lion which seeks to tear apart and like a lion's whelp which sits in a secret place.
13Arise, Lord Jehovah, in front of their faces, and bow them down; save my soul from the wicked and from the sword
14And from the dead that die by your hands, Lord Jehovah, and from the dead of the pit, you will divide them among the living, and your treasure fills their belly; the children will be satisfied and they will leave the remainder to their children.
15But I shall see your face in righteousness and I shall be satisfied when your faith is awakened.