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Psalm 17 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen, O Lord, to my plea for justice; pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to my honest prayer. 1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 You will judge in my favor, because you know what is right. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 You know my heart. You have come to me at night; you have examined me completely and found no evil desire in me. I speak no evil, 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 others do; I have obeyed your command and have not followed paths of violence. 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 always walked in your way and have never strayed from it. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 I pray to you, O God, because you answer me; so turn to me and listen to my words. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Reveal your wonderful love and save me; at your side I am safe from my enemies. 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 as you would your very eyes; 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 attacks of the wicked. Deadly enemies surround me; 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 they have no pity and speak proudly. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They are around me now, wherever I turn, watching for a chance to pull me down. 11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like lions, waiting for me, wanting to tear me to pieces. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Come, Lord! Oppose my enemies and defeat them! Save me from the wicked by your sword; 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 save me from those who in this life have all they want. Punish them with the sufferings you have stored up for them; may there be enough for their children and some left over for their children's 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 But I will see you, because I have done no wrong; and when I awake, your presence will fill me with joy. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.