Psalm 17 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned 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 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress . 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 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 4 As for the deeds of men-- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up 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 apple of the eye , hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies , who compass me about . 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing 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 as a lion that is greedy of his prey , and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Arise , O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down : deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. 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 behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied , when I awake , with thy likeness. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.