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Psalm 17:1-15 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear a just cause, O LORD , give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from 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 judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed 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 deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths 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 have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, 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 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 have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly. 10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down 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 that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places. 12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
13 Arise, O LORD , confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword, 13 Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
14 From men with Your hand, O LORD , From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance 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 shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake. 15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.