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Psalm 17 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Yahweh, hear a just cause. Hear my cry; heed my prayer [I make] without deceitful 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 vindication come forth from you; let your eyes see fairness. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 You have tried my heart; you have examined [me] by night; you have tested me; you found nothing. I have decided [that] my mouth will 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 As for [the] works of humankind, by the word of your lips, I have kept [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] held my steps in your path My feet will not slip. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 As for me, I have called on you because you will answer me, O God. Incline your ear to me. Hear my words. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show wondrously your acts of loyal love, O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who 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 your eye}. Hide me in the shadow of your wings 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from [the] {presence} of [the] wicked who destroy me, [those] enemies against my life, [they that] surround me. 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They have shut off their calloused [heart]; [with] their mouth they speak arrogantly. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 Now they surround us at our [every] step. They {intend} {to pin} [me] to the ground. 11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 {He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Rise up, O Yahweh, confront {him}. Make him bow down. Rescue with your sword my life from [the] wicked, 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 from men by your hand, O Yahweh, from men of [this] world. Their share [is] in {this life}, and you fill their stomach [with] your treasure. They are satisfied [with] children. They bequeath their excess to their children. 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 [By contrast,] I in righteousness shall see your face. Upon awakening I will be satisfied [seeing] your form. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.