Psalm 17 NRSA

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.
2 From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.
3 If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.
4 As for what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.
5 My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words.
7 Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
8 Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,
9 from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.
10 They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
11 They track me down; a now they surround me; they set their eyes to cast me to the ground.

References for Psalms 17:11

    • n 17:11 - One Ms Compare Syr: MT [Our steps]
      12 They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.
      13 Rise up, O Lord, confront them, overthrow them! By your sword deliver my life from the wicked,
      14 from mortals—by your hand, O Lord— from mortals whose portion in life is in this world. May their bellies be filled with what you have stored up for them; may their children have more than enough; may they leave something over to their little ones.
      15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.