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.

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

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3 You have 7tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have 8tested me and 9You find nothing; I have 10purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

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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 paths. 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 at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.

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

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      9 From the 21wicked who despoil me, My 22deadly enemies who surround me.

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      10 They have 23closed their unfeeling 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 of 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.

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        • g 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 with Your 38likeness when I awake.

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