Psalm 17:1-6 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, hear me when I ask you to treat me fairly. Listen to my cry for help. Hear my prayer. It doesn't come from lips that tell lies. 1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 When you hand down your sentence, may it be in my favor. May your eyes see what is right. 2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
3 Look deep down into my heart. Study me carefully at night. Put me to the test. You won't find anything wrong. I have made up my mind that my mouth won't say sinful things. 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 I don't do the things other people do. By obeying your word I have kept myself from acting like those who try to hurt others. 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 stayed on your paths. My feet have not slipped. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
6 God, I call out to you because you will answer me. Listen to me. Hear my prayer. 6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.