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Psalm 17 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A prayer of David: Hear a just cause, ADONAI, heed my cry; listen to my prayer from honest 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 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 probed my heart, you visited me at night, and you assayed me without finding evil thoughts that should not pass my lips. 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 words from 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 my steps hold steadily to your paths, my feet do not slip. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 Now I call on you, God, for you will answer me. Turn 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 how wonderful is your grace, savior of those who seek at your right hand refuge from their foes. 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 Protect me like the pupil 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 wicked, who are assailing me, 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 close their hearts to compassion; they speak arrogantly with their mouths; 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 they track me down, they surround me; they watch for a chance to bring 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 lions eager to tear the prey, like young lions crouching in ambush. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Arise, ADONAI, confront them! Bring them down! With your sword deliver me from the wicked, 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 with your hand, ADONAI, from human beings, from people whose portion in life is this world. You fill their stomachs with your treasure, their children will be satisfied too and will leave their wealth 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 But my prayer, in righteousness, is to see your face; on waking, may I be satisfied with a vision of you. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.