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Psalm 17 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Prayer for Protection against Oppressors.

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A Prayer of David.

Hear a just cause, LORD, give Your attention to my cry;

Listen to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

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Let my [fn]judgment come forth from Your presence;

Let Your eyes look with integrity.

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You have put my heart to the test;

You have visited me by night;

You have sifted me and You find [fn]nothing;

My intent is that my mouth will not offend.

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As for the works of mankind, by the word of Your lips

I have kept from the ways of the violent.

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My steps have held to Your [fn]paths.

My feet have not slipped.

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I have called upon You, for You will answer me, God;

Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

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Show Your wonderful faithfulness,

Savior of those who take refuge [fn]at Your right hand

From those who rise up against them.

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Keep me as [fn]the apple of the eye;

Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

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From the wicked who deal violently with me,

My deadly enemies who surround me.

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They have closed their [fn]unfeeling hearts,

With their mouths they speak proudly.

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They have now surrounded us in our steps;

They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.

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He is like a lion that is eager to tear,

And as a young lion lurking in secret places.

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Arise, LORD, confront him, make him bow down;

Save my soul from the wicked with Your sword,

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From people by Your hand, LORD,

From people [fn]of the world, whose portion is in this life,

And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;

They are satisfied with children,

And leave their abundance to their babies.

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As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;

I shall be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., vindication
Or no shameful act in me; My mouth
Lit tracks
Or from those who rise Your right hand
Lit the pupil, the daughter of the eye
Lit fat
Or whose portion in life is of the world

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