Psalm 17:2
New International Version
Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.

New Living Translation
Declare me innocent, for you see those who do right.

English Standard Version
From your presence let my vindication come! Let your eyes behold the right!

Berean Study Bible
May my vindication come from Your presence; may Your eyes see what is right.

New American Standard Bible
Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity.

King James Bible
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

Christian Standard Bible
Let my vindication come from you, for you see what is right.

Contemporary English Version
Only you can say that I am innocent, because only your eyes can see the truth.

Good News Translation
You will judge in my favor, because you know what is right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let my vindication come from You, for You see what is right.

International Standard Version
Justice for me will come from your presence; your eyes see what is right.

NET Bible
Make a just decision on my behalf! Decide what is right!

New Heart English Bible
Let my sentence come forth from your presence. Let your eyes look on equity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My judgment will come forth from before you and your eyes will see integrity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the verdict of my innocence come directly from you. Let your eyes observe what is fair.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; Let Thine eyes behold equity.

New American Standard 1977
Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; Let Thine eyes look with equity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold uprightness.

King James 2000 Bible
Let my vindication come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are right.

American King James Version
Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal.

American Standard Version
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; Let thine eyes look upon equity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let my judgment come forth from thy presence; let mine eyes behold righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.

Darby Bible Translation
Let my judgment come forth from thy presence, let thine eyes regard equity.

English Revised Version
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes look upon equity.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thy eyes behold the things that are equal.

World English Bible
Let my sentence come forth from your presence. Let your eyes look on equity.

Young's Literal Translation
From before thee my judgment doth go out; Thine eyes do see uprightly.
Study Bible
Hear My Righteous Plea
1A Prayer of David. Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit. 2May my vindication come from Your presence; may Your eyes see what is right. 3You have tried my heart; You have visited me in the night. You have tested me and found no evil; I have resolved not to sin with my mouth.…
Cross References
Psalm 98:9
before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

Psalm 99:4
The mighty King loves justice. You have established equity; You have exercised justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Psalm 103:6
The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Treasury of Scripture

Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal.

Let my

Psalm 37:6,33
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday…

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9
Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; …

Jude 1:24
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

things

Ezekiel 18:25,29
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? …

Ezekiel 33:17,20
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal…







Lexicon
May my vindication
מִשְׁפָּטִ֣י (miš·pā·ṭî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

come
יֵצֵ֑א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from Your presence;
מִ֭לְּפָנֶיךָ (mil·lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

may Your eyes
עֵ֝ינֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

see
תֶּחֱזֶ֥ינָה (te·ḥĕ·ze·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

what is right.
מֵישָׁרִֽים׃ (mê·šā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude
(2) Let my sentence--i.e., let my cause be tried before Thy tribunal, where it is sure of success, since I am innocent and Thou art just. The second clause is better in the present, "Thine eyes behold," &c.

The things that are equal.--Heb., meysharim, which may be either abstract, rectitude, or concrete, the just (Song of Solomon 1:4, Note), or adverbial, justly.

Verse 2. - Let my sentence come forth from thy presence. David does not doubt, any more than Job (Job 13:18), what the sentence will be. As right is on his side (ver. 1), it must be in his favour. Let thine eyes behold the things that are equal; literally, Let thine eyes behold equities. 17:1-7 This psalm is a prayer. Feigned prayers are fruitless; but if our hearts lead our prayers, God will meet them with his favour. The psalmist had been used to pray, so that it was not his distress and danger that now first brought him to his duty. And he was encouraged by his faith to expect God would notice his prayers. Constant resolution and watchfulness against sins of the tongue, will be a good evidence of our integrity. Aware of man's propensity to wicked works, and of his own peculiar temptations, David had made God's word his preservative from the paths of Satan, which lead to destruction. If we carefully avoid the paths of sin, it will be very lead to destruction. If we carefully avoid the paths of sin, it will be very comfortable in the reflection, when we are in trouble. Those that are, through grace, going in God's paths, should pray that their goings may be held up in those paths. David prays, Lord, still hold me up. Those who would proceed and persevere in the ways of God, must, by faith prayer, get daily fresh supplies of grace and strength from him. Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, distinguishing favours, not common mercies, but be gracious to me; do as thou usest to do to those who love thy name.
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