Psalm 17 NAS

Prayer for Protection against Oppressors.

1 Hear a 1just cause, O LORD, 2give heed to my cry; 3Give ear to my prayer, which is not from 4deceitful lips.

References for Psalms 17:1

2 Let 5my ajudgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with 6equity.

References for Psalms 17:2

    • ê 17:2 - I.e. vindication
      3 You have 7tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have 8tested me and 9You find bnothing; I have 10purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

      References for Psalms 17:3

        • ë 17:3 - Or "no evil device in me; My mouth"
          4 As for the deeds of men, 11by the word of Your lips I have kept from the 12paths of the violent.

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          5 My 13steps have held fast to Your cpaths. My 14feet have not slipped.

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          6 I have 15called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; 16Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

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          7 17Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O 18Savior of those who take refuge dat Your right hand From those who rise up against them.

          References for Psalms 17:7

            • í 17:7 - Or "from those who rise up...at Your right hand"
              8 Keep me as ethe 19apple of the eye; Hide me 20in the shadow of Your wings

              References for Psalms 17:8

                • î 17:8 - Lit "the pupil, the daughter of the eye"
                  9 From the 21wicked who despoil me, My 22deadly enemies who surround me.

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                  10 They have 23closed their funfeeling heart, With their mouth they 24speak proudly.

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                  11 They have now 25surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes 26to cast us down to the ground.

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                  12 He is 27like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion 28lurking in hiding places.

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                  13 29Arise, O LORD, confront him, 30bring him low; 31Deliver my soul from the wicked with 32Your sword,

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                  14 From men with 33Your hand, O LORD, From men gof the world, 34whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You 35fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.

                  References for Psalms 17:14

                    • ð 17:14 - Or "whose portion in life is of the world"
                      15 As for me, I shall 36behold Your face in righteousness; 37I will be satisfied hwith Your 38likeness when I awake.

                      References for Psalms 17:15

                        • ñ 17:15 - Or "with" beholding