Psalms 17

ERV(i) 1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes look upon equity. 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent. 5 My steps have held fast to thy paths, my feet have not slipped. 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, [and ]hear my speech. 7 Shew thy marvelous lovingkindness, O thou that savest them which put their trust [in thee ]from those that rise up [against them], by thy right hand. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that spoil me, my deadly enemies, that compass me about. 10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they set their eyes to cast [us ]down to the earth. 12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword; 14 From men, by thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in [this ]life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: they are satisfied with children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. 15 As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.