Psalms 17

Brenton(i) 1 (16:1) A prayer of David. Hearken, O Lord of my righteousness, attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer not uttered with deceitful lips. 2 (16:2) Let my judgment come forth from thy presence; let mine eyes behold righteousness. 3 (16:3) Thou has proved mine heart; thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me as with fire, and unrighteousness has not been found in me: I am purposed that my mouth shall not speak amiss. 4 (16:4) As for the works of men, by the words of thy lips I have guarded myself from hard ways. 5 (16:5) Direct my steps in thy paths, that my steps slip not. 6 (16:6) I have cried, for thou heardest me, O God: incline thine ear to me, and hearken to my words. 7 (16:7) Shew the marvels of thy mercies, thou that savest them that hope in thee. 8 (16:8) Keep me as the apple of the eye from those that resist thy right hand: thou shalt screen me by the covering of thy wings, 9 (16:9) from the face of the ungodly that have afflicted me: mine enemies have compassed about my soul. 10 (16:10) They have enclosed themselves with their own fat: their mouth has spoken pride. 11 (16:11) They have now cast me out and compassed me round about: they have set their eyes so as to bow them down to the ground. 12 (16:12) They laid wait for me as a lion ready for prey, and like a lion's whelp dwelling in secret places. 13 (16:13) Arise, O Lord, prevent them, and cast them down: deliver my soul from the ungodly: draw thy sword, 14 (16:14) because of the enemies of thine hand: O Lord, destroy them from the earth; scatter them in their life, though their belly has been filled with thy hidden treasures: they have been satisfied with uncleanness, and have left the remnant of their possessions to their babes. 15 (16:15) But I shall appear in righteousness before thy face: I shall be satisfied when thy glory appears.