Psalm 17
Holman Christian Standard Bible
1A Davidic prayer. LORD, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer-- from lips free of deceit.

2Let my vindication come from You, for You see what is right.

3You have tested my heart; You have examined me at night. You have tried me and found nothing evil; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

4Concerning what people do: by the word of Your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.

5My steps are on Your paths; my feet have not slipped.

6I call on You, God, because You will answer me; listen closely to me; hear what I say.

7Display the wonders of Your faithful love, Savior of all who seek refuge from those who rebel against Your right hand.

8Protect me as the pupil of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings

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

10They have become hardened; their mouths speak arrogantly.

11They advance against me; now they surround me. They are determined to throw me to the ground.

12They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.

13Rise up, LORD! Confront him; bring him down. With Your sword, save me from the wicked.

14With Your hand, LORD, save me from men, from men of the world whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what You have in store; their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.

15But I will see Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

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