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Psalm 17 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Prayer for Protection against Oppressors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - A Prayer of David.
Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:2 - Let my [fn]judgment come forth from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look with equity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:3 - You have tried my heart;
You have visited me by night;
You have tested me and You find [fn]nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:4 - As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips
I have kept from the paths of the violent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:5 - My steps have held fast to Your [fn]paths.
My feet have not slipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:6 - I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:7 - Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,
O Savior of those who take refuge [fn]at Your right hand
From those who rise up against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:8 - Keep me as [fn]the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:9 - From the wicked who despoil me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:10 - They have closed their [fn]unfeeling heart,
With their mouth they speak proudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:11 - They have now surrounded us in our steps;
They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 - He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:13 - Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low;
Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men with Your hand, O LORD,
From men [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 babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:15 - As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;
I will be satisfied [fn]with Your likeness when I awake.
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. vindication
Or, no evil device in me; My mouth
Literally: tracks
Or, from those who rise Your right hand
Literally: the pupil, the daughter of the eye
Literally: fat
Or, whose portion in life is of the world
Or, with beholding

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