1 Hear the right,a O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

References for Psalms 17:1

    • ‡ 17:1 - the right: Heb. justice
      2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
      3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
      4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
      5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slipb not.

      References for Psalms 17:5

        • ˆ 17:5 - slip...: Heb. be not moved
          6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
          7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
          8 Keep me as the apple of the eye*, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
          9 From the wicked that oppressc me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

          References for Psalms 17:9

            • ‰ 17:9 - oppress: Heb. waste
              10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
              11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
              12 Liked as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

              References for Psalms 17:12

                • Š 17:12 - Like...: Heb. The likeness of him (that is, of every one of them) is as a lion that desireth to ravin
                  13 Arise, O LORD, disappointe him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

                  References for Psalms 17:13

                    • ‹ 17:13 - disappoint...: Heb. prevent his face
                      14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
                      15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.