Psalms 17

Psalm 17

1David appealeth to God for his innocence, and prayeth to be saved from his enemies: 10he sheweth their pride and eagerness to ruin him: 13he prayeth against worldly men, expressing his own confidence in God.
A 1Prayer of David.
1 Hear 1the aright, O Lord, 2attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, bthat goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let 1my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold 2the things that are equal.
3 Thou 1hast proved mine heart; thou hast 2visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; 3I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, 1by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 1Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps aslip not.
6 1I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 Shew thy 1marvellous lovingkindness, O thou athat savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
8 1Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under 2the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked athat oppress me, from bmy deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They 1are inclosed in their own fat: 2with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They 1have now compassed us in our steps: they have 2set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 aLike as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion blurking in secret places.
13 1Arise, O Lord, adisappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, 2which is bthy sword:
14 aFrom men which are thy 1hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which have 2their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: bthey are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, 1I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be 2satisfied, 3when I awake, with thy 4likeness.
Psalms 17