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Psalm 17 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen to what's right, LORD; pay attention to my cry! Listen closely to my prayer; it's spoken by lips that don't lie! 1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 My justice comes from you; let your eyes see what is right! 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 You have examined my heart, testing me at night. You've looked me over closely, but haven't found anything wrong. My mouth doesn't 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 But these other people's deeds? I have avoided such violent ways by the command from your lips. 4 As for the deeds of men-- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
5 My steps are set firmly on your paths; my feet haven't slipped. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 I cry out to you because you answer me. So tilt your ears toward me now— listen to what I'm saying! 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Manifest your faithful love in amazing ways because you are the one who saves those who take refuge in you, saving them from their attackers by your strong hand. 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 Watch me with the very pupil of your eye! Hide me in the protection of your wings, 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 away from the wicked who are out to get me, away from my deadly enemies who are all around me! 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They have no pity; their mouths speak arrogantly. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They track me down— suddenly, they surround me! They make their plans to put me in the dirt. 11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion eager to rip its prey; they are like a strong young lion lying in wait. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Get up, LORD! Confront them! Bring them down! Rescue my life from the wicked— use your sword! 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 Rescue me from these people— use your own hands, LORD! Rescue me from these people whose only possession is their fleeting life. But fill the stomachs of your cherished ones; let their children be filled full so that they have leftovers enough for their babies. 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 But me? I will see your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be filled full by seeing your image. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.