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Psalm 17 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit. 1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is 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. 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 what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided 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 My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped. 5 My steps have held 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. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right 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 Guard me as the apple of the 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 wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me. 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They track me down; now they surround me; they set their eyes to cast me to the ground. 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 tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Rise up, O Lord, confront them, overthrow them! By your sword deliver 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 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. 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 shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.