1 {A Prayer of David.} Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer, which is not out of feigned lips.

References for Psalms 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Strictly, 'righteousness'
      2 Let my judgment come forth from thy presence, let thine eyes regard equity.

      References for Psalms 17:2

        • b 17:2 - Or 'right.'
          3 Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me, thou hast found nothing: my thought goeth not beyond my word.
          4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept from the paths of the violent [man].

          References for Psalms 17:4

            • c 17:4 - Or 'I have paid attention to.'
              5 When thou holdest my goings in thy paths, my footsteps slip not.

              References for Psalms 17:5

                • d 17:5 - Or 'Hold my goings in thy paths, that my ...'
                  6 I have called upon thee, for thou answerest me, O God. Incline thine ear unto me, hear my speech.

                  References for Psalms 17:6

                    • e 17:6 - Imrah: see Ps. 119.11.
                      7 Shew wondrously thy loving-kindnesses, O thou that savest by thy right hand them that trust [in thee] from those that rise up [against them].

                      References for Psalms 17:7

                        • f 17:7 - Chesed: see 2Chron. 6.42.
                          8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

                          References for Psalms 17:8

                            • g 17:8 - See Deut. 32.10; Prov. 7.2,9; 20.20.
                              9 From the wicked that destroy me, my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
                              10 They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly.
                              11 They have now encompassed us in our steps; their eyes have they set, bowing down to the earth.

                              References for Psalms 17:11

                                • h 17:11 - Or 'me.'
                                • i 17:11 - Or 'they set their eyes to cast [us] down to the earth.'
                                  12 He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.
                                  13 Arise, Jehovah, anticipate him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, thy sword;

                                  References for Psalms 17:13

                                    • j 17:13 - Or '[by] thy sword.'
                                      14 From men [who are] thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of this age: their portion is in [this] life, and their belly thou fillest with thy hid [treasure]; they have their fill of sons, and leave the rest of their [substance] to their children.

                                      References for Psalms 17:14

                                        • k 17:14 - Or '[by].'
                                        • l 17:14 - Cheled or 'world:' so Ps. 49.1; 'life,' Ps. 89.47 and Job 11.17; also 'lifetime,' Ps. 39.5.
                                        • m 17:14 - Or [their] sons are surfeited.'
                                          15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

                                          References for Psalms 17:15