Psalm 17:1-6 CSB

A Prayer for Protection

A Davidic prayer.

1 Lord, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer- from lips free of deceit.

References for Psalms 17:1

      2 Let my vindication come from You, [for] You see what is right.
      3 You have tested my heart; You have visited by night; You have tried me and found nothing [evil];a I have determined that my mouth will not sin.b

      References for Psalms 17:3

        • a 17:3 - Ps 66:10; Jb 23:10; Zch 13:9
        • b 17:3 - Or [evil]; my mouth will not sin
          4 Concerning what people do: by the word of Your lipsc I have avoided the ways of the violent.

          References for Psalms 17:4

            • c 17:4 - God's law
              5 My steps are on Your paths; my feet have not slipped.
              6 I call on You, God, because You will answer me; listen closely to me; hear what I say.