Psalms 17

LEB(i) 1 A prayer of David.*
O Yahweh, hear a just cause. Hear my cry; heed my prayer I make without deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come forth from you; let your eyes see fairness. 3 You have tried my heart; you have examined me by night; you have tested me; you found nothing. I have decided that my mouth will not transgress. 4 As for the works of humankind, by the word of your lips, I have kept from the ways of the violent. 5 I have held my steps in your path My feet will not slip. 6 As for me, I have called on you because you will answer me, O God. Incline your ear to me. Hear my words.* 7 Show wondrously your acts of loyal love, O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand* from those who rise up against them. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye.* Hide me in the shadow of your wings 9 from the presence* of the wicked who destroy me, those enemies against my life, they that surround me. 10 They have shut off their calloused* heart; with their mouth they speak arrogantly. 11 Now they surround us at our every step. They intend* to pin* me to the ground. 12 He is like* a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places. 13 Rise up, O Yahweh, confront him.* Make him bow down. Rescue with your sword my life from the wicked, 14 from men by your hand, O Yahweh, from men of this world. Their share is in this life,* and you fill their stomach with your treasure. They are satisfied with children. They bequeath their excess to their children. 15 By contrast, I in righteousness shall see your face. Upon awakening I will be satisfied seeing your form.