Psalm 17 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let my cause come to your ears, O Lord, give attention to my cry; give ear to my prayer which goes not out from false lips. 1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 Be my judge; for your eyes see what is right. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 You have put my heart to the test, searching me in the night; you have put me to the test and seen no evil purpose in me; I will keep my mouth from sin. 3 Though you probe my heart and examine me at night, though you test me, you will find nothing; I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.
4 As for the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent. 4 As for the deeds of men-- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
5 I have kept my feet in your ways, my steps have not been turned away. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 My cry has gone up to you, for you will give me an answer, O God: let your ear be turned to me, and give attention to my words. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Make clear the wonder of your mercy, O saviour of those who put their faith in your right hand, from those who come out against them. 7 Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the light of your eyes, covering me with the shade of your wings, 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 From the evil-doers who are violent to me, and from those who are round me, desiring my death. 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They are shut up in their fat: with their mouths they say words of pride. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have made a circle round our steps: their eyes are fixed on us, forcing us down to the earth; 11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 Like a lion desiring its food, and like a young lion waiting in secret places. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Up! Lord, come out against him, make him low, with your sword be my saviour from the evil-doer. 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 With your hand, O Lord, from men, even men of the world, whose heritage is in this life, and whom you make full with your secret wealth: they are full of children; after their death their offspring take the rest of their goods. 14 O LORD, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life. You still the hunger of those you cherish; their sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
15 As for me, I will see your face in righteousness: when I am awake it will be joy enough for me to see your form. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.