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Psalm 17 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - A prayer of David.

O LORD, hear my plea for justice.
Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer,
for it comes from honest lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:2 - Declare me innocent,
for you see those who do right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:3 - You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night.
You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong.
I am determined not to sin in what I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:4 - I have followed your commands,
which keep me from following cruel and evil people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:5 - My steps have stayed on your path;
I have not wavered from following you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:6 - I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God.
Bend down and listen as I pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:7 - Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways.
By your mighty power you rescue
those who seek refuge from their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:8 - Guard me as you would guard your own eyes.[fn]
Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:9 - Protect me from wicked people who attack me,
from murderous enemies who surround me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:10 - They are without pity.
Listen to their boasting!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:11 - They track me down and surround me,
watching for the chance to throw me to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 - They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart—
like young lions hiding in ambush.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:13 - Arise, O LORD!
Stand against them, and bring them to their knees!
Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - By the power of your hand, O LORD,
destroy those who look to this world for their reward.
But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones.
May their children have plenty,
leaving an inheritance for their descendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:15 - Because I am righteous, I will see you.
When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew as the pupil of your eye.

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